50th Anniversary Symposium

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Photos: Suzanne Camarata

Reimagining Societies in the Face of Demographic Change

Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 9:00 am – 1:30 pm

Joseph B. Martin Conference Center (map)
Harvard Medical School
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur
Boston, MA  02115

Learn about the issues, experts and outlooks that were a part of the Harvard Pop Center’s 50th Anniversary Symposium in this article by the Harvard Gazette.

This symposium is open to all and will shed light on the current demographic challenges facing societies and communities, and the exciting, interdisciplinary initiatives and activities taking place at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies in response to these challenges.

8:30 – 9:00 am:  Continental Breakfast

frenk9:00 – 9:15 am:  Welcome

Julio Frenk, MD, PhD, Dean of the Faculty, Harvard School of Public Health; T & G Angelopoulos Professor of Public Health and International Development, Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard Kennedy School (bio)

lisa-berkman9:15 – 9:45 am:  “Status of Current Worldwide Demographic Challenges”

Lisa Berkman, PhD, Director, Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies; Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy, Epidemiology, and Global Health and Population, Harvard School of Public Health (bio)

BOsotimehin9:45 – 10:30 am: “Cairo*@20: The Promise of the Youth Dividend”

Babatunde Osotimehin, MD, Executive Director, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA); Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations (bio)
* International Conference on Population and Development

10:30 – 11:00 am: “Myths and Realities of an Aging Society”

jack_rowe_2Jack Rowe, MD, Professor of Health Policy and Management, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health; chair, MacArthur Foundation Research Network on An Aging Society (bio)

11:00 – 11:30 am: Break – a light lunch to be served

sir-michael-marmot-211:30 – 12:15 pm: “Fair Society: Healthy Lives”

Sir Michael Marmot, MBBS, MPH, PhD, FRCP, FFPHM, FMedSci
Director, Institute of Health Equity, University College London (bio)

12:15 – 1:15 pm:  Closing Panel – The Pop Center’s Solutions to Today’s Demographic Challenges

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David Canning, PhD, Associate Director, Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies; Richard Saltonstall Professor of Population Sciences, and Professor of Economics and International Health, Harvard School of Public Health

Amitabh Chandra, PhD, Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

SV Subramanian, PhD, Professor of Population Health and Geography, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard School of Public Health

Mary C. Waters, PhD, M.E. Zukerman Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, Harvard University

1:15 – 1:30 pm: Wrap up