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:

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • How the ‘Silver Economy’ Could Get Us to 4 Percent Growth July 17, 2015

    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...

  • Rethinking the TPP: How Free Trade Can Lead to Healthy Aging -- and Economic GrowthJuly 13, 2015

    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...

  • The Greek Debt Crisis Contains Warnings for All NationsJuly 1, 2015

    If the Greeks have the political courage to finally and completely address their debt problems, they could become a leader in Europe and the world on how to achieve economic growth in the 21st...

Michael Hodin Directory

Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 11:45am
Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 4:58pm
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 4:45pm
Monday, October 19, 2015 - 1:00pm
Monday, October 5, 2015 - 3:16pm
Monday, September 21, 2015 - 5:00pm
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 5:30pm
Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 10:30am
Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 3:45pm
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 2:15pm
Monday, May 18, 2015 - 3:20pm
Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 1:19pm
Monday, April 27, 2015 - 10:00am
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 2:22pm
Monday, March 2, 2015 - 12:00pm
Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 11:00am
Monday, January 26, 2015 - 4:45am
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 4:30am
Sunday, December 28, 2014 - 12:30pm
Monday, December 1, 2014 - 8:00am
Monday, November 17, 2014 - 2:00pm
Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 1:45pm
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 7:15pm
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 10:30am
Monday, July 21, 2014 - 11:30am
Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 4:45am
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 5:00am
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 10:45am
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 11:45am
Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 5:00am
Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 3:30pm
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 3:45pm
Monday, March 17, 2014 - 1:15pm
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 4:00pm
Friday, February 21, 2014 - 9:15am
Sunday, January 26, 2014 - 3:15am
Friday, December 27, 2013 - 12:15am
Sunday, December 1, 2013 - 10:00pm
Friday, November 22, 2013 - 9:45am
Saturday, November 16, 2013 - 2:15pm
Friday, November 1, 2013 - 3:15pm
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 9:45am