Aging and the gift of longevity - How to meet the challenges of getting older

The Max Planck Forum in Cooperation with the Consulate General of the State of Israel for Southern Germany

  • Datum: 20.11.2018
  • Uhrzeit: 19:00 - 21:00
  • Vortragende(r): Prof. Dr. Axel Börsch-Supan, Dr. Anna Oksuzyan, Dr. Yael Sorek-Benvenisti
  • Ort: Max Planck Institute for Psychiatry
  • Raum: Lecture Hall
  • Gastgeber: Max Planck Society in cooperation with the Consulate General of the State of Israel
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Aging and the gift of longevity - How to meet the challenges of getting older
In this very first joint Max Planck Forum, organized with the Consulate General of the State of Israel, the key topic ist aging. As people in Germany and Israel are increasingly getting older, several social and cultural changes are to be expected.

The main focus of the discussion is the effects of aging on our work life. Will we have to work longer in the future to get a sufficient and adequate pension? Are we even going to be physically and mentally able to work beyound the age of 67? It may also be necessary to ask this question twice since, naturally, aging affects both biological sexes. But is there a difference between the way men and women age? And what will be the consequences of such a difference in the aging process?

Modern technology has revolutionized our life. But what is science and technology able to achieve when it comes to aging? How is the population responding to the progress being made in technology? Since aging is a worldwide phenomenon, it will be very interesting to compare how the elderly societies of Germany and Israel handle the various challenges of getting older and what these developments might lead to.


Prof. Dr. Martin Stratmann, President of the Max Planck Society

Sandra Simovic, Consul General of the State of Israel

Main discussion:

Prof. Dr. Axel Börsch-Supan, Director and Head of the Munich Center for the Economics of Ageing (MEA) at the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy, Munich

Dr. Anna Oksuzyan, Head ot the Max Planck Research Group 'Gender Gaps in Health and Survival', Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock

Dr. Yael Sorek-Benvenisti, Co-Ceo at Mediterranean Tower Ventures, Tel Aviv


Margaret Heckel, Author and Journalist


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