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:
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...
The Biggest Biotech IPO Ever Takes Aim at Alzheimer’sSeptember 21, 2015
Picture this: A global business magazine features a close-up head-shot of a 30-year-old male on its cover. He’s of Indian descent, with an American upbringing and education, and he’s just concocted a...
Robert De Niro Is Not Old: The Impact of Cinema on AgingAugust 19, 2015
When Hollywood and top clothing designers converge on a theme, it's probably worth paying attention. In the fashion world, Women's Wear Daily reported last year on the $21 billion market in fashion...
A Look at Medicare on Its 50th BirthdayAugust 1, 2015
Happy 50th birthday, Medicare! In just 15 years, you’ll qualify for federally funded health insurance. Well, maybe. The fiscal situation of the program is growing increasingly delicate, so don’t hold...
Public and private leaders gathered at the once-a-decade White House Conference on Aging (WHCOA) this past Monday. The goal of the conference was to focus on the “opportunities of aging.” Also this...
President Obama and the Republicans have finally agreed on something: the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The TPP, as it’s come to be known, is a mammoth proposition that would build new economic bridges...