The Stanford Distinguished Careers Institute (DCI) will host Paul Irving, chairman of the Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging and distinguished scholar in residence at the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, as the second DCI annual lecturer and the recipient of the DCI Life Journey Inspiration Award on October 24, 2017 on the Stanford campus.
Irving will be joined by Phil Pizzo, DCI founding director and former dean, Stanford School of Medicine, in a conversation focused on re-inventing the life journey through the pursuit of purpose, community and wellness. Pizzo remarked, “Paul is a true pioneer in transforming the way we think about longevity, both in our country and globally. He is leading the way in helping us understand the many consequences of an aging population and the ways in which we can reimagine and redesign our societies so that older adults can thrive.”
Irving previously served as the Milken Institute’s president, an advanced leadership fellow at Harvard University, and chairman and CEO of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, a law and consulting firm. Author of “The Upside of Aging: How Long Life Is Changing the World of Health, Work, Innovation and Purpose,” he is a Wall Street Journal expert panelist and contributor to the Huffington Post, PBS Next Avenue and Forbes. He also served as an adjunct professor at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, where he received the Board of Governors Award for outstanding contributions to society and the law. PBS Next Avenue named him an “Influencer” – one of 50 leaders changing how we think about aging in America. Irving writes and speaks at business, policy, and academic conferences about the changing culture of aging; health, productivity, and purpose for older adults; and investment, innovation, and opportunity in the longevity economy.