The Columbia Aging Center regularly presents lectures, seminars and workshops featuring current theory on aging research, science, policy, and practice. To request notification and join our mailing list, please email: [email protected].

Seminars                                                                                                                                      Our Brown Bag series is a regular, informal convening that features Columbia's top aging researchers as well as visiting scholars. Special lectures are also occasionally presented and have featured speakers from the global policy world to international aging scientists.

Distinguished Lectures                                                                                                                Twice-annually, this invitational offers the opportunity for an interdisciplinary look at topics of biopsychosocial relevance in aging with the world's foremost authorities.

October 17, 2017 - "Lifespan and Healthspan: Past Trends and Future Prospects"          Speaker: Eileen Crimmins, PhD, AARP Professor of Gerontology & University Professor, USC Leonard David School of Gerontology

April 12, 2017 - "Unequal Lives and Aging: What Do We Know and What Do We Need to Know"                                                                                                                                      Speaker: Carol D. Ryff, PhD, Hilldale Professor of Psychology & Director, Institute on Aging, University of Wisconsin-Madison

October 27, 2016 - "Global Demographic Change and Its Economic Implications"                  Speaker: David Bloom, Clarence James Gamble Professor of Economics and Demography, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard University

April 21, 2016 - "Bone as a Rheostat of Aging"                                                                              Speaker: Gerard Karsenty, Professor and Chairman, Department of Genetics & Development, CUMC

October 12, 2015 - "The Neurobiology of Individuality"                                                                  Speaker: Gerd Kempermann, Professor for Genomics of Regeneration at the Center of Regenerative Therapies, Technical University Dresden; Director at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases in Dresden

Public Events                                                                                                                                  Most of our seminars and lectures above are aimed at the research community but also open to the public; events in our public offerings are designed for a wider audience (a sample below):

October 24, 2017 - "Exceeding Expectations Panel Event"

June 11, 2016 - "The Centrality of Civic Engagement and Work for Aging Well"