News and Events

Join Columbia Aging Center Director Ursula Staudinger and Associate Director Ruth Finkelstein on Thursday, June 1, at 11 a.m. for this briefing organized by the United Nations Department of Public Information.  Cynthia Stuen, UN Representative of the International Federation on Ageing, is the moderator; and the Columbia Aging Center is delighted to be a co-sponsor of the event.  For more information, please see the flyer below.

The Columbia Aging Center's Faculty and Fellows seek research participants from time to time.  For more information about participating in the Columbia Aging Center's research, please contact us: or (212) 342-4567.

A current opportunity is below. To participate please contact the email listed at the end of this post.


Due to weather cancellation on March 14, 2017, the seminar by Anne Brunet has been rescheduled for 2018. It will be held on April 24, 2018.

Carol D. Ryff, PhD presents our next Distinguished Lecture "Unequal Lives and Aging: What Do We Know? What Do We Need to Know?"

Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 4 pm*

Join us for refreshments at 4 pm. The Distinguished Lecture begins at 4:15 pm.

Hess Commons, Allan Rosenfield Building, 722 W. 168th Street

On March 9th, Columbia Aging Center Faculty Member, John W. Rowe, MD, presents at a meeting of Healthcare Executives Network at the Buck Center for Research on Aging in Novato, CA.

The Columbia Aging Center partners this summer with the Columbia Center for Oral History Research to present Oral History and Aging: Transmitting Life Stories of Being and Becoming across Cultures and Generations.  For application details, please visit:  Application deadline is April 1, 2017.

Demographer and economist, Vegard Skirbekk, presents at Geneva's Centre for the Interdisciplinary Study of Gerontology and Vulnerabilty.  His topic is "Age, Health and Productivity."  For more information, please visit:

The Berlin Demography Forum is a cross-party global dialog platform, which takes place annually with a changing set of questions on demographic challenges. The aim is to bring together leaders from politics, business, science and civil society and to discuss possible routes towards sustainable development and develop steps of action that tackle demographic change.

“Education and Integration” was the theme of the 6th Berlin Demography Forum that took place in mid-February in Berlin. Experts from 20+ countries examined the impact of demographic change on families, work life, health, and migration and the importance of education as a key factor for societal participation. A central question was what kind of school and work qualification young people, older employees as well as refugees need for the digitalized working world of today and tomorrow.

The Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center and the Columbia School of Journalism, will host the 2017 Age Boom Academy: Exploring Inequities in Health, Work and Retirement. The Academy will be held in the Journalism School at Columbia University in New York City, June 8-10, 2017.  Click here for more information and to apply.  Applications are due March 3, 2017.


Please join us for this seminar co-sponsored by the Department of Epidemiology and the Columbia Aging Center on Wednesday, February 1, 2017, at 12 p.m., in the Hammer Building Room LL-201, 701 West 168th Street.