Michael Hodin

Executive Director of the Global Coalition on Aging

Global Security in an Aging World: The Impact of Demographics on Economic and Political Systems

About the Speaker

By mid-century there will be 2 billion people over the age of 60—and they will outnumber children for the first time in history. The bulge in the 60+ population has enormous implications for global health, productivity, fiscal sustainability and political stability.  Global leaders in Japan, Korea, and Europe will need to quickly prepare for this profound demographic shift, as well as the US and emerging giants China and India, in order to sustain health, economic vitality, and global stability.

Michael W. Hodin, Ph.D. is the Executive Director of the Global Coalition on Aging, Managing Partner at High Lantern Group,  and a Fellow at Harris Manchester College, Oxford University.

From 1976-80, he was Legislative Assistant to Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan.  During this period he was also a Visiting Scholar at Brookings Institution, on U.S. Foreign Economic Policy.   He was a senior executive at Pfizer, Inc. for 30 years, leading its International Public Affairs and Policy Operations.

Mr. Hodin is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and Adjunct Senior Fellow from 2010-2013.  He sits on the Boards of BCIU, The NYC Blood Center, Harris Manchester College, Oxford University, UK, Emigrant Savings Bank and The Partners for a Livable Community – Aging in Place Advisory Council. He is also a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Ageing.

Mr. Hodin holds a BA, cum laude, Cornell University, M.Sc. in International Relations from The London School of Economics and Political Science, and M.Phil and Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University.

He is married,  has two daughters and lives in New York City.