CANCELLED – Friedman Lecture: Joseph Coughlin (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) – “Writing a New Story for Old Age in Today’s Longevity Economy”

April 8, 2020
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hillman Hall Clark-Fox Forum (Danforth Campus)

“Writing a New Story for Old Age in Today’s Longevity Economy”

After much discussion and consideration of precautions that Washington University is putting into place due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we announce the cancellation of the 20th Annual Friedman Lecture and Awards on April 8th. We look forward to hosting this event in April 2021 and hope that you will be able to join us then.

An announcement of the 2020 Friedman, Kopolow and Wrighton Award Winners will be made soon.

Thank you for your interest in the Friedman Lecture & Awards, we hope to be able to connect with you in the near future.

-The Friedman Center Staff

The annual Friedman Lecture and Awards addresses topics related to older adults and aging society and presents awards to individuals who have contributed to the field of aging. This year marks the 20th annual event. Joseph Coughlin, PhD, director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology AgeLab, will deliver his keynote presentation: Writing a New Story for Old Age in Today’s Longevity Economy. Dr. Coughlin’s keynote will provide an overview and discussion of opportunities and challenges for entrepreneurship and innovation for an aging society.

Additionally, the event will include the presentation of the Harvey A. & Dorismae Hacker Friedman Award for Excellence in Service to Older Adults; the Alene & Meyer Kopolow Award for Geriatrics, Psychiatry, and Neurology; and the Mark S. Wrighton Graduate Student Research Award on Aging.

This event is free and open to all. Registration is requested.

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Joseph Coughlin, PhD
Director, Massachusetts Institute of Technology AgeLab
Senior Lecturer, Department of Urban Studies & Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Joseph Coughlin’s current research explores how global demographic transition and technology are converging to shape the future of transportation, the multigenerational workplace and real estate development. He teaches transportation policy and planning in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning and demography and business in the Sloan School of Management’s Advanced Management Program.

For inquiries contact Angela Gunn.

Event Sponsors: Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging and the Center for Health Economics and Policy at the Institute for Public Health, Harvey A. and Dorismae Hacker Friedman Endowment for Aging at The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital