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Japan’s demographic challenges in a global context

Friday, October 24, 2014   19:30 - 21:00

Speaker:
  • Joel Cohen (Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of Populations and heads the Laboratory of Populations at The Rockefeller and Columbia Universities in New York City)

Japan leads the world in length of life.  Japan’s low fertility and its near absence of immigration, combined with the world’s highest life expectancy, make Japan’s society both aged and still rapidly aging.  These trends are viewed by most policy makers as Japan’s most pressing challenge. Are they really?

To help us better understand the nature of Japan’s demographic situation, Professor Joel Cohen will lead a discussion on the country’s demography in a global context.

Date & Time:
Friday, October 24, 2014   19:30 - 21:00 (Doors open at 19:00)
Venue:
2F, Azabu Hall
Temple University, Japan Campus
2-8-12 Minami Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Moderator:
Robert Dujarric (ICAS Director)
Registration:
If possible, we ask you to register by E-mail (icas@tuj.temple.edu) , but we always welcome participants even you do not register. / 参加登録はなしでも参加できますので、直接会場へお越しください。

Speaker:

Joel Cohen

Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of Populations and heads the Laboratory of Populations at The Rockefeller and Columbia Universities in New York City

Joel E. Cohen is Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of Populations and heads the Laboratory of Populations at The Rockefeller and Columbia Universities in New York City.
Dr. Cohen earned his B.A. from Harvard University in 1965. He holds two doctoral degrees from Harvard, a Ph.D. in applied mathematics (1970) and a doctorate of public health in population sciences and tropical public health (1973). He taught at Harvard from 1971 until his appointment as professor at Rockefeller in 1975.

Dr. Cohen was a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellow and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He was a member of the board of trustees of the Population Reference Bureau and a member of the board of directors of The Nature Conservancy and cochair of its Science Council. He shared the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement from the University of Southern California in 1999 and the 1997 Fred L. Soper Award for Excellence in Public Health Literature from the Pan American Health and Education Foundation for his work on Chagas disease.

For more info please visit
http://www.rockefeller.edu/research/faculty/labheads/JoelCohen/