MADRID 2019 The Future of AGEING

Wed. 22 May, Ramon Areces Foundation AuditoriumRegister free online

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Finn Kydland

The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, 2004. 

Finn Kydland,  Economic Sciences Laureate, is the Jeffrey Henley Professor of Economics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the Richard P. Simmons Professor of Economics (part-time) at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU).

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Edvard Moser

Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology, 2014.

Edvard Moser is a Professor of Neuroscience and Director of the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim.

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Edmund Phelps

The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, 2006.

Edmund Phelps, Economic Sciences Laureate, is Director of the Center on Capitalism and Society at Columbia University. He earned his B.A. from Amherst (1955) and his Ph.D. from Yale (1959).

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Mario Vargas Llosa

Nobel Prize in Literature, 2010.

Mario Vargas Llosa has also been an outspoken participant in the world of politics, as a prolific essayist and candidate for elected office.

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Ada Yonath

Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 2009.

Ada Yonath focuses on protein biosynthesis and the antibiotics that paralyse it.

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Miguel Albero

Miguel Albero

Miguel Albero is currently the Director of Cultural and Scientific Relations at the AECID. Bachelor’s degree in Law from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, he entered the Diplomatic Corps in 1992.

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Teresa M. Amabile

Teresa M. Amabile

Teresa Amabile has researched and written about creativity for over 40 years. Beginning with a series of papers in the 1970s and 1980s, she was instrumental in establishing the social psychology of creativity.

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Nicholas Barr

Nicholas Barr

Nicholas Barr is Professor of Public Economics at the London School of Economics. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the International Social Security Review and an Associate Editor of CESifo Economic Studies, The Australian Economic Review and The Journal of the Economics of Ageing.

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María A. Blasco

Maria A. Blasco, a molecular biologist devoted to the study of telomeres and telomerase, is Scientific Director of the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) and Head of the Telomeres and Telomerase Group.

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David Bloom

David Bloom

David Bloom is a Professor of Economics and Demography at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH), Director of Harvard University’s NIH/NIA-funded Program on the Global Demography of Aging, and faculty director of HSPH’s Value of Vaccination Research Network.

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María de Ceballos

María de Ceballos

María Luisa de Ceballos, Scientific Investigator, specialized in Biochemical Pharmacology, investigating at the Cajal Institute, CSIC, one of the oldest institutions devoted to the study of the Nervous System in Europe, founded by the Spanish Nobel Prize Cajal.

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José Ignacio Conde-Ruiz

José Ignacio Conde-Ruiz

José Ignacio Conde-Ruiz is Professor at Universidad Complutense de Madrid, and Deputy Director of Fundación de Estudios de Economía Aplicada (FEDEA). 

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Laura Crespo

Laura Crespo

Laura Crespo is Research Economist at the DG Economics, Statistics and Research of the Banco de España, where she is currently Unit Head of the Survey of Household Finances Unit within the Department of Structural Analysis and Microeconomic Studies.

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Luis Alberto de Cuenca

Luis Alberto de Cuenca

Luis Alberto de Cuenca is Research Professor at the Spanish National Research Council (since 1989) and Full Member of the Real Academia de la Historia (since 2010). 

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Anna Cristina D'Addio

Anna Cristina D'Addio

Anna Cristina D'Addio is an Economist by background. She has worked as a Senior Policy Analyst in the GEM Report team at UNESCO since 2017 where she leads on the thematic part of the Report.

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Valentín Fuster

Valentín Fuster

The cardiologist Valentín Fuster currently combines roles as General Director of the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares Carlos III (CNIC) in Madrid and Director of the Cardiovascular Institute and Physician-in-Chief at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York.

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José García Montalvo

José García Montalvo

José García Montalvo is Professor of Economics at Pompeu Fabra University. He is also a Research Professor at the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics and the IVIE.

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Diego Gracia

Diego Gracia

Diego Gracia is MD, PhD, Psychiatrist, Emeritus Professor of History of Medicine and Bioethics at the Medical School of Universidad Complutense de Madrid (2011- ), Professor of History of Medicine and Bioethics at the Medical Faculty of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (1978-2011).

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Sarah Harper

Sarah Harper

Sarah Harper is Professor of Gerontology at the University of Oxford and Co-Director of the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing which she founded in 1997 with funding from the NIA.

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Lars Heikensten

Lars Heikensten

Lars Heikensten, executive director of the Nobel Foundation, is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering. Also, he is Honorary Doctor at Umeå School of Business and Gustavus Adolphus College, Minnesota. He has been awarded the H.M. the King’s Medal at the highest level. 

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Tom Kirkwood

Tom Kirkwood

Tom Kirkwood is a Fellow of the UK Academy of Medical Sciences and advises the UK government and international organizations on aspects of population ageing, as well as working with the business, professional and voluntary sectors.

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Verónica Zenaida Montes de Oca Zavala

Verónica Zenaida Montes de Oca Zavala

Sociologist and demographer. She is PhD in Social Sciences with focus in Population Studies by the Demography, Urban and Environmental Studies Centre in El Colegio de México, A. C., Mexico City. 

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Michal Neeman

Michal Neeman

From 2009 until the end of 2014 when she became Vice President of the Weizmann Institute, Prof. Michal Neeman served as the Dean of the Faculty of Biology and Director of the Clore Center for Biological Physics. She is currently the incumbent of the Helen and Morris Mauerberger Chair of Immunology.

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Raimundo Pérez-Hernández y Torra

Raimundo Pérez-Hernández y Torra

Raimundo Pérez-Hernández y Torra has been director of Fundación Ramón Areces since 2008. A Law graduate from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid Madrid, he joined the Diplomatic Corps in 1976.

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Josep Pijoan Mas

Josep Pijoan Mas

Josep Pijoan Mas got his PhD in Economics from the University College of London. He is currently Associate Professor of economics at CEMFI (Madrid) and Research Fellow at CEPR (London). 

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María Sánchez-Domínguez

María Sánchez-Domínguez

María Sánchez-Domínguez is a researcher and professor at the School of Political Science and Sociology at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. She received her PhD in Sociology from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid in 2010.

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Michael Sandel

Michael Sandel

Michael Sandel teaches political philosophy at Harvard University. He has been described as “the most relevant living philosopher,” a “rock-star moralist,”(Newsweek) and “the most popular philosopher in the world.”(El País).

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Adam Smith

Adam Smith

Adam Smith, Chief Scientific Officer of Nobel Media, has a background in scientific research and science publishing. He studied chemistry at Oxford, before moving to the Pharmacology Department to pursue doctoral research combining medicinal chemistry and neuroscience.

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Laura Sprechmann

Laura Sprechmann

Laura Sprechmann is Acting CEO for Nobel Media AB, the company that aims to spread knowledge and raise interest in the Nobel Prize-awarded achievements to a global audience, through digital media and international events.

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Nadia Magnenat Thalmann

Professor Thalmann's research domains are social robots, mixed realities and medical simulation. She has developed the robot Nadine alike of herself that is able to speak, recognise people, gestures, express moods, emotions, and remember actions.

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Li-Huei Tsai

Li-Huei Tsai

Li-Huei Tsai is the Director of the Picower Institute for Learning and Memory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a Picower Professor of Neuroscience, and an Associate Member of the Broad Institute.

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José Viña

José Viña

José Viña is Professor and Chairman of Physiology (Faculty of Medicine, Universidad de Valencia, Spain) and has been working in ageing for over thirty years.

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