Event Information

Date & Time
November 1, 2012 -
4:15pm to 5:30pm
Assembly Room, Bechtel International Center
584 Capistrano Way
94305 Stanford , CA
California US

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A Long Bright Future: A Book Talk with Laura Carstensen


By 2015, the number of people over 65 will surpass the number of children under 15, and in future generations,  living to 100 will be commonplace. Former Clayman Institute Director Carstensen discusses the opportunities that increased longevity offers for work, family, and social relationships for all of life’s stages.  A short reception and book signing will immediately follow the event next door in the Serra House conference room.


This is the third event in the Clayman Institute's 2012-13 series, Beyond the Stalled Gender Revolution:  Advancing Gender Equality in Workplaces, Families, and Society.


  • Laura Carstensen photo
    • Director of the Stanford Center on Longevity
    • Fairleigh S. Dickinson Jr. Professor in Public Policy
    • Professor of Psychology
    • Barbara D. Finberg Director, 1997-2001
    Laura L. Carstensen is Professor of Psychologyat Stanford University where she is the Fairleigh S. Dickinson Jr. Professor in Public Policy and founding director of the Stanford Center on Longevity.  She is best known for socioemotional selectivity theory, a life-span theory of motivation. For more than twenty years her research has been supported by the National Institute on Aging and she was honored with a MERIT award...