John Bongaarts, a vice president and distinguished scholar at the Population Council, is a member of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences and the US National Academy of Sciences and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. A leading international expert on population dynamics, he received the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population Laureate Award in 2013.
Bongaarts holds a master's degree in systems engineering from the Eindhoven Institute of Technology in the Netherlands and a Ph.D. in physiology and biomedical engineering from the University of Illinois.
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