Roundtable Series on Aging Populations

As nations across the world face the realities of unprecedented population aging, this series examines the resulting policy challenges. As large numbers of people age into retirement at the same time, what will it mean for health, work, and financial security? Are governments ready for this coming demographic trend? Similarly, are global institutions such as the G8 and G20 prepared to face the global implications of a graying world? This series of discussions will serve as a venue for policymakers, scholars, business professionals, and journalists to exchange ideas and reach conclusions on the challenges presented by what has been characterized as a "slow-burning fuse."


Ambassador Apakan's remarks, with brief introduction from Michael Hodin, from the meeting titled "Population Aging and Development: Opportunities for Economic Growth" held on September 7, 2012 can be found here.

Meetings

Roundtable Meeting

Population Aging and Development: Opportunities for Economic Growth

Speaker:

Ertugrul Apakan, Ambassador and Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Turkey to the United Nations

Presider:

Michael W. Hodin, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
September 7, 2012

This meeting is not for attribution.

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Spending on Health as an Investment: Fiscal Sustainability and Aging Populations

Speakers:

John J. Castellani, President and CEO, Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), Bernard Merkel, Minister Counselor and Head of Food Safety, Health, and Consumer Affairs, Delegation of the European Union to the United States of America

Presider:

Michael W. Hodin, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
May 14, 2012

This meeting is not for attribution.

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Population Dynamics in Europe: Strategies for the Economic Crisis?

Speakers:

Hans Groth, Chair, World Demographic and Aging Forum, Bernard Merkel, Minister Counselor and Head of Food Safety, Health, and Consumer Affairs, Delegation of the European Union to the United States of America

Presider:

Michael W. Hodin, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations; Executive Director, Global Coalition on Aging
April 26, 2012 12:15-12:30 p.m. - Reception
12:30-2:00 p.m. - Lunch Discussion

This meeting is not for attribution.

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Aging Americans: Challenges and Innovations for Foreign Policy and the Private Sector

Speakers:

Michael W. Hodin, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations; Executive Director, Global Coalition on Aging, Robert D. Hormats, Undersecretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment, Jane E. Shaw, Chairman, Board of Directors, Intel Corporation

Presider:

Susan Dentzer, Editor-in-Chief, Health Affairs
March 30, 2012

This meeting is on the record.

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Investing in Healthy Aging as a Driver for Economic Growth: The 21st Century Global Challenge

Speakers:

David Cordani, President and Chief Executive Officer, Cigna Corporation, Linda P. Fried, DeLamar Professor of Public Health and Dean, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University; Senior Vice President, Columbia University Medical Center, Trish Hall, Op-Ed Editor, New York Times

Presider:

Michael W. Hodin, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations; Executive Director, Global Coalition on Aging
March 14, 2012 7:30-7:45 a.m. - Breakfast Reception
7:45-9:00 a.m. - Meeting

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Roundtable Meeting

The U.S. Aging Population as an Economic Growth Driver for Global Competitiveness

Speakers:

Joseph F. Coughlin, AgeLab, MIT, Kelly Michel, AEGON

Presider:

Michael W. Hodin, Council on Foreign Relations
February 14, 2012

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Roundtable Meeting

Aging Populations and Noncommunicable Diseases: Preparing for the UN Summit

Speakers:

Jo Ivey Boufford, New York Academy of Medicine, Hans Groth, Pfizer Europe

Presider:

Michael W. Hodin, Council on Foreign Relations
June 2, 2011

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Roundtable Meeting

Aging Populations: A World Transformed

Speakers:

Stuart E. Eizenstat, Covington & Burling LLP, Richard Jackson, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Presider:

Michael W. Hodin, Council on Foreign Relations
April 20, 2011

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Roundtable Meeting

Aging and the Public Fisc: 21st Century Public Policy Reforms for G-20 Nations

Speakers:

Laura L. Carstensen, Director, Stanford Center on Longevity; Fairleigh S. Dickinson Jr. Professor in Public Policy and Professor of Psychology, Stanford University, Debra Bailey Whitman, Staff Director, U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging

Presider:

Michael W. Hodin, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
June 22, 2010

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

Aging Populations: Global Policy Challenges for Health, Work, and Financial Security

Speakers:

John Beard, Department of Ageing and Life Course, World Health Organization, Nicholas N. Eberstadt, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, Richard Jackson, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Presider:

Michael W. Hodin, Council on Foreign Relations
April 13, 2010

This meeting is not for attribution.