"Governing for Health as the World Grows Older" - Professor Lawrence Gostin
Monday, March 03, 2014
Max. L. Rowe Auditorium, College of Law
12:00 PM–1:00 PM
The Ann F. Baum Memorial Elder Law Lecture will feature Professor Lawrence Gostin of Georgetown University Law Center. The lecture is free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided to lecture attendees.
The challenge of global aging is significant and universal. Almost 700 million people are now over the age of 60, and by 2050, 2 billion people—over 20% of the world’s population—will be 60 or older. Today, almost two in three people over 60 live in developing countries, and by 2050, nearly four in five of those over 60 will live in the developing world. In the coming decades, the shift to an older demographic will be a fundamentally important dynamic for global health and must shape the way the international community works towards the goal of addressing health disparities within and across societies.