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EBW Podcast: Wisdom Reloaded

EBW Podcast: Wisdom Reloaded

This August, a select group of the world’s leading behavioral scientists gathered in Chicago for the Center for Practical Wisdom Research Forum 2017. Their aim was to tackle some very ancient questions with some very modern tools: What is wisdom? Can it be measured? And how do we develop it? Charles Cassidy, Director of the…

Ursula Staudinger hält die Eröffnungsrede

Sino-German Perspectives on Aging

On 12-13 October, the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina hosted the Symposium “Molecular Biology of Aging – Sino-German Perspectives” in Berlin, bringing together Chinese and German top-level academics to discuss issues of aging research. The conference was organized by Ursula Staudinger, Speaker of the Leopoldina Commission “Demographic Change”, together with Ulrich Hartl of the…

Global Summit on Population Aging

Global Summit on Population Aging

From October 17 to 19, world leading aging experts, representatives of Chinese corporations and Chinese ministries gathered at the Global Summit on Population Aging in Shanghai. The main goal of the conference – co-hosted by Columbia University and Fudan University – was to analyze the characteristics, challenges and opportunities of China’s fast aging population in…

Upcoming Event: Age Boom Academy 2016

Every day, 10,000 Americans turn 65, with ramifications for every institution. The 2016 Age Boom Academy will explore the science of work and retirement. Who can afford to retire? Is it reasonable in this time of rising longevity to increase the retirement age? These and many other pressing questions will be discussed by Ursula Staudinger…

Talk at the Academy of Management

The workforce is rapidly aging. Older segments of the workforce are not only the fastest growing right now, but are also the only ones projected to grow significantly in coming decades. With workplaces becoming increasingly older and more intergenerational, organizations that act actively to capitalize on the aging workforce stand to gain the most. At…

Live Talk at Wisdom Research Forum

On May 8, Ursula Staudinger held a talk on “Improving Wisdom” at the Wisdom Research Forum in Chicago. Other speakers at this cross-disciplinary meeting, hosted by Howard C. Nusbaum at the University of Chicago, included Monika Ardelt, Judith Glück, Igor Grossmann, Valerie Tiberius and Amishi Jha. The diversity of meeting participants set fertile ground for…