5/2008 – Challenges and Opportunities of Global Aging

In May 2008 former Secretary of State George Shultz and SCL convened an interdisciplinary conference of Stanford experts to discuss the “Challenges and Opportunities of Global Aging.” The purpose of the conference was to explore how global aging will affect US interests in such areas as economics, health, national security, and education, and to identify the challenges, opportunities, and implications of global aging that are most important for consideration by the next US President. The conference brought together colleagues from across Stanford to explore the emerging uncertainties and lend their expertise as they thought about how best to prepare for the future.