Past Event

From Cells to Society: Rethinking Public Policy in a Changing World

March 8, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Fayerweather Hall, Room 411

The Committee on Global Thought (CGT) and the Columbia Global Centers | Santiago invite you to a lunchtime seminar session featuring  Esteban Calvo, a Chilean scholar who will speak about an interdisciplinary approach to public policy in a context of demographic change and epidemiological new developments. The event will be It will be chaired by CGT Member, Professor Ursula Staudinger.

Esteban Calvo is a life-course sociologist and social epidemiologist interested in public policies that promote positive aging processes, where individuals maintain well-being levels until later life and societies benefit from an older population that is healthy, active, and happy. He is adjunct assistant professor of Epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health, affiliated faculty at the Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center, and director of the Center for Public Policy Research at Universidad Mayor in Chile

Dr. Ursula M. Staudinger is a lifespan psychologist and aging researcher. She is known for her work on the positive plasticity of aging (cognition, personality) as well as her research on resilience and on wisdom. Recently she has conducted groundbreaking studies to better understand the cumulative effects of work on cognitive aging.

*Open to Columbia affiliates only; light lunch will be available