News and Events


Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 12 p.m.

Vegard Skirbekk, Professor of Population and Family Health, Columbia Aging Center Faculty Member, presents "Differences in Aging Across Cultures -- A Global Perspective"
Morningside Location: Fayerweather Hall, Room 411

On Monday, December 5, 2016, visiting scientist Thorsten Hoppe will give a talk in a joint seminar with the Department of Genetics & Development. This seminar is part of our "BIOLOGIES" OF AGING? Series, launched early in 2016.  If you wish to attend, RSVPs are requested:


The article "Employee Benefits: Retirement Gets a New Look" by Sarah Baldwin in Columbia Public Health (issued October 2016) features Columbia Aging Center faculty members discussing research and requisite policy on our work lives.  To read the article, click here.



Tuesday, December 13, at 1 p.m. - Brown Bag Lunch Talk, ARB Room 440, 722 W. 168th Street. This talk will be livestreamed and archived here.

Save the date for this talk by Toni Antonucci, Douvan Collegiate Professor of Psychology and Research Professor, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan. 

Please save the date for our Fall 2016 Distinguished Lecture “Global Demographic Change and Its Economic Implications” co-presented with the Columbia Business School on October 27th at 5 pm in Uris Hall's Calder Lounge at Columbia University (Morningside Campus).  Please note RSVPs are required.  Please email Caitlin Hawke, Senior Science and Strategy Officer to attend:

Julien Teitler, PhD, Professor of Social Work and Sociology at Columbia University, presents our next brown bag: "Disparities in Cardiovascular Health and Functional Well-Being Across the Life Span."

The United Nations held an expert group meeting from October 12-13, 2016, to examine the various aspects of the special theme of the upcoming session of the Commission on Population and Development: "Changing population age structures and sustainable development."  The expert group meeting emphasized the new evidence and analysis regarding drives and consequences of the changing age distribution of the population.

Columbia Aging Center faculty members Jack Rowe and Linda Fried teamed up with John A. Hartford Foundation president Terry Fulmer on the forthcoming article "Vital Directions from the National Academy of Medicine: Preparing for Better Health and Health Care for an Aging Population."  This piece appears in the October 25, 2016, issue of JAMA (Volume 316, Number 16).

To learn more about this opportunity, please see this link or the description below.




How Long Do You Want to Live? Your Expectations For Old Age Matter