Hannah Kang

2008–09 Next Generation Fellow


2008–09 Next Generation Fellow
The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR)


Hannah Kang is a 2008–09 Next Generation Fellow at NBR.

As a Next Generation Fellow, Ms. Kang supports NBR research projects and participates in the effective delivery of that research to the policy community.

Ms. Kang received her MA from the University of California, Los Angeles, in Asian Languages and Cultures, with a focus on Korean. This was a two-year fellowship under the National Security Education Program (NSEP), currently administered by the Department of Defense. During graduate school, Ms. Kang interned for the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles and the National Human Rights Commission of Korea in Seoul.

Ms. Kang spent her undergraduate years at Wellesley College, where she graduated cum laude with a BA in Political Science and East Asian Studies, concentrating on Japan. She interned for the New York City Law Department, Boston city councilman Michael Ross, and Senator Hillary Clinton before deciding to branch out and embrace opportunities abroad. Ms. Kang subsequently worked in Tanzania with an NGO, was offered a Luce internship opportunity at the Korea Foundation, benefited from a semester abroad in Japan under a program administered by Stanford University, and spent her last summer as a college student teaching English in China. She is a member of Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society.

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