Friedman Center hosts Global Aging Initiative in South Korea

Gingerbread Brookings Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton (below) welcomed more than 60 scholars from around the world — including a cohort from Washington University in St. Louis and representatives from partner institutions of the McDonnell International Scholars Academy — to Seoul, South Korea, June 22 to introduce Washington University’s Global Aging Initiative. The meeting, sponsored by the Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging at the Institute for Public Health, was held in conjunction with the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatric’s 20th World Congress. This was the first opportunity for scholars associated with the McDonnell Academy to connect and identify opportunities for cross-national aging-related research. “This is the first of many meetings to come,” said Nancy Morrow Howell, PhD, the Ralph and Muriel Pumphrey Professor of Social Work at the Brown School and director of the Friedman Center. “Our goal is to connect and support scholars working together to address pressing issues related to population aging around the world.” At the closing of the meeting, the Friedman Center released a call for proposals to support the development of cross-national aging research. To learn more about the Friedman Center, or to get information about the Global Aging Initiative, visit (Courtesy photos (2)Gingerbread Brookings