Michael Hodin

Michael Hodin

Michael W. Hodin, Ph.D. is executive director of the Global Coalition on Aging, managing partner at High Lantern Group, and a fellow at Oxford University's Harris Manchester College. From 1976 to 1980, 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, where he created and led its international public affairs and policy operations.

Hodin is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and from 2010 to 2013 was adjunct senior fellow. He sits on a number of boards, including the Foreign Policy Association, the Business Council for International Understanding, the NYC Blood Center, the American Skin Association and the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council for Population Ageing.  

Recent Stories By Michael Hodin:

  • China Turns to Face Its Aging PopulationApril 1, 2016

    While Mark Zuckerberg was meeting with officials in Beijing in Shanghai two weeks ago, there was another, far less public meeting on the population aging challenge facing China going on. Both...

  • From Immigrants to Caregivers: Finding Help for an Aging PopulationMarch 15, 2016

    From Donald Trump in America to Angela Merkel in Germany, the politics of immigration has become one of the most sensitive and volatile issues in the world today. While it is often seen as a source...

  • Time to Ditch Retirement? Global Leaders Confront an Aging PopulationFebruary 24, 2016

    A recent study from the Aegon Center on Longevity and Retirement highlights a remarkable trend: Half of all employees surveyed expect to work past the age of 65. Drawing on data from 15 countries –...

  • Going High-Tech in the Battle Against Alzheimer’sJanuary 28, 2016

    In 2016 the oldest of the baby boomers start turning 70. While this milestone reminds us of the miracle of increasing longevity, it comes with a dark shadow: the global surge in Alzheimer’s disease...

  • Is It Time to Eliminate the Retirement Age? December 19, 2015

    AARP recently released the newest installment of its livability index, a statistical take on which U.S. cities promote the good life for the silver-haired. The index does a good job of providing...

  • Can Older Workers Get the Job Done? We’re Proving It Every DayDecember 10, 2015

    If you were in New York City on Wednesday morning, you might have been on your way to see the tree at Rockefeller Center, shopping at Macy’s or just enjoying a coffee at one of the many Starbucks.  ...

  • Pfizer, Allergan and the Growing Needs of an Aging PopulationNovember 30, 2015

    The proposed merger between Pfizer and Allergan would create a $150 billion global behemoth touching virtually every aspect of modern medicine. One of the drugs frequently cited in discussions of the...

  • How to Fight What’s Killing Seniors — And WinNovember 5, 2015

    There is considerable attention given to children’s vaccines. Even, somewhat ironically, the baseless “anti-vaxxer” arguments have prompted greater enthusiasm for the benefits of these miracle...

  • How China Can Deal with Its Rapidly Aging PopulationNovember 3, 2015

    China has officially lifted its one-child policy as part of its 13th five-year plan. The question is whether China can limit the negative economic effects of its population growth, despite having...

  • What Paul Ryan Can Teach Us About Work-Life BalanceOctober 27, 2015

    When Paul Ryan declared “I cannot and I will not give up my family time” as he made a deal to become the next speaker of the House, he brought welcome attention to the flexible work patterns we need...

  • This Hot New Technology Can Save Medicare October 19, 2015

    With 77 million aging American Baby Boomers, Medicare must find innovative ways to improve care and reduce costs. Telehealth—where patients consult with doctors via Skype or some other Internet...

  • Why It’s Time to Prepare to Live to 100October 5, 2015

    In Geneva this week the World Health Organization (WHO) sent a wake-up call to its  194 member governments and its fellow global institutions to open their eyes to what’s staring them in the face: a...

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