Populations all over the world are aging rapidly — that is, people over the age of 65 are making up a larger and larger percentage of the world’s inhabitants. This phenomenon means countries must prepare for a dramatic shift. A panel explains the nature of this looming economic and social problem, and talks about the ways developed and developing countries will cope.


  • Phillip Longman U.S. News and World Report
  • Estelle James World Bank
  • Richard Suzman National Institute on Aging
  • Peter Peterson Author of "Running on Empty,"chairman emeritus and cofounder of the Blackstone Group, chairman emeritus of the Council on Foreign Relations, founding chairman of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, founding president of the Concord Coalition, retired chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Secretary of Commerce in the Nixon administration.


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