News and Events

May 18, 2015  Please join us for Dr. Esteban Calvo's May 28th special lecture entitled Policy exposures and health across the lifecourse: Evidence from three longitudinal studies of the effects of anti-tobacco, unemployment, and retirement policies.

May 7, 2015  The Columbia Aging Center congratulates colleague and faculty member, Jack Rowe, whom the Board of Trustees of Columbia University has named the “Julius B. Richmond Professor of Health Policy and Aging.”  

April 28, 2015  

To attend or for more information, please email Nana Asase

April 26, 2015  Ursula Staudinger presented at the April 2015 "IKEA Home Furnishing Forum" in Malmö, Sweden. IKEA took home one of Professor Staudinger's key messages: we ought not speak of aging societies because it is not the societies that are getting old. It is the people.

April 22, 2015  Dean Linda Fried writes about the American workforce and the benefits of having intergenerational teams. She highlights the importance of Age Smart Employer and their Age Smart Industry Guides on reaffirming the value and promotion of older workers. To read the full article, click here

April 20, 2015  A Lifetime of Transitions – Exploring Intergenerational Resources and Divides in a Global World. 

Join the Columbia Aging Center, Columbia University faculty, students and guests from AARP and the United Nations for a roundtable discussion about intergenerationality and social policy

Monday, April 20th
11:30 AM – 1 PM
Room 532 (5th floor), Mailman School of Public Health
722 West 168th St. New York, NY 10032

April 16, 2015  The International Monetary Fund (IMF)-World Bank held a high-level panel discussion on April 16, entitled Gray Areas: Aging & Public Policy Choices in Europe & Asia Pacific. This event brought together a distinguished panel of senior policy-makers, business executives, renowned economists, and aging experts to discuss the risks and opportunities from aging, as well as policy challenges facing the Eastern Europe, Central and East Asia and Pacific regions.

April 3, 2015  The Queens Chronicle features the Age Smart Industry Guides and discusses the work of Age Smart Employer. They also highlight stories from local businesses like Steinway and Sons, Culicover and Shapiro and North Shore-LIJ Health System who take advantage of the experience and work-ethic of older works. To read more, click here

April 2, 2015  The Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world, recently released a new report that discusses demographic change and its effects on the religious landscape. The report entitled The Future of World Religions: Population Growth Projections, 2010-2050 Why Muslims Are Rising Fastest and the Unaffiliated Are Shrinking as a Share of the World’s Population, is a collaborative effort which includes the work of primary researcher and Columbia Aging Center faculty member, Dr. Vegard Skirbekk. 

To read the report click here

March 25, 2015  DNAinfo discusses businesses and the benefits of older workers featured in the The Age Smart Industry GuidesClick here to read the article.