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Rethinking the Future: The Opportunities of Longevity

On June 14th, the Urban Institute, in collaboration with the Stanford Center on Longevity, hosted a discussion on the challenges and opportunities for living well while living longer. The event explored issues and policy initiatives across the age span, from millennials to baby boomers.

Motivated by the Stanford Center on Longevity’s Sightlines Report, this conversation brought together researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and philanthropists. In a series of panel discussions, we considered the potential for policy action and new research in three areas:

  • Living Long, Living Well: Prospects for successful longevity and how they vary by income, race, and ethnicity;
  • Rethinking the Future: Opportunities for assuring well-being across the life span;  and
  • Policy Initiatives: Promising policy interventions to promote financial security by facilitating work in retirement, supporting caregivers, adapting to the changing future of work, and other actions. 

  • Marie Bernard, deputy director, National Institute on Aging
  • Ryan Burke, senior policy advisor, National Economic Council
  • Laura Carstensen, founding director, Stanford Center on Longevity, and professor of psychology and the Fairleigh S. Dickinson Jr. professor in public policy, Stanford University
  • Martha Deevy, senior research scholar and director, financial security division, Stanford Center on Longevity
  • Diana Farrell, founding president and CEO, JPMorgan Chase Institute
  • Judy Feder, Institute fellow, Urban Institute
  • Jason Furman, chairman, Council of Economic Advisers
  • Richard Johnson, director, Program on Retirement Policy, Urban Institute
  • Signe-Mary McKernan, director, Opportunity and Ownership initiative, Urban Institute
  • Jack Rowe, Julius B. Richmond professor of health policy and management, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
  • Margot Sanger-Katz, health care correspondent, New York Times
  • Eugene Steuerle, Institute fellow, Urban Institute
  • Lori A. Trawinski, director, banking and finance, AARP Public Policy Institute
  • Jennifer Wolff, associate professor of health policy and management, Johns Hopkins University
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For inquiries regarding this event, please contact [email protected].

Date & Time Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Urban Institute 2100 M Street NW
5th floor
Washington , DC , 20037
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  • Institute Fellow
  • Vice President, Labor, Human Services, and Population
  • Senior Fellow
    Director, Program on Retirement Policy
  • Independent Trustee, Various Organizations
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