Distinguished Scholar in Residence Paul Irving

Paul Irving

Chairman of the Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging


  • Advanced Leadership Fellow, Harvard University, 2010
  • JD, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, 1980
  • BFA, New York University, 1975


Paul Irving is chairman of the Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging, chairman of the board of Encore.org, and distinguished scholar in residence at the University of Southern California Leonard Davis School of Gerontology. He previously served as the Milken Institute’s president, an advanced leadership fellow at Harvard University, and chairman and CEO of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, a law and consulting firm.

Author of “The Upside of Aging: How Long Life Is Changing the World of Health, Work, Innovation, Policy, and Purpose,” a Wall Street Journal expert panelist and contributor to the Huffington Post, PBS Next Avenue and Forbes, Irving also serves as a director of East West Bancorp, Inc. and on advisory boards at USC, Stanford, and U.C. Berkeley, the Global Coalition on Aging, WorkingNation, and the Bipartisan Policy Center.

PBS Next Avenue named Irving an “Influencer” for his leadership in the field of aging. He has been honored with the Janet L. Witkin Humanitarian Award by Affordable Living for the Aging, the Life Journey Inspiration Award by Stanford University’s Distinguished Careers Institute, and the Board of Governors Award by Loyola Law School, Los Angeles.

Email: pirving@milkeninstitute.org

Office Phone: (310) 570-4663

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