Reducing the Risks from Rapid Demographic Change

A conversation with:
Paul Horgan
Head of Global Corporate in North America for Zurich North America
Zurich Insurance Group

David Bohl
Research Associate, Frederick S. Pardee Center for International Futures
University of Denver

Jaana Remes
Economist & Partner
McKinsey Global Institute

Katherine Kidder
Center for a New American Security

Introduced by:
Frederick Kempe
President and CEO
Atlantic Council

Moderated by:
Mathew Burrows
Director, Strategic Foresight Initiative, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security
Atlantic Council

The session will be introduced by Atlantic Council President and CEO Frederick Kempe. Several demographic, economic, security, and insurance experts will discuss with the report’s author the implications of aging, including: Paul Horgan, Zurich Insurance; David Bohl, Frederick S. Pardee Center for International Futures; Jaana Remes, McKinsey Global Institute; Katherine Kidder, Center for a New American Security; and Mathew Burrows, Strategic Foresight Initiative.

As longer life expectancies, aging workforces, and high birthrates continue to push up pension costs and health care spending around the world, managing demographic change will be critical to ensuring the promise of longer and healthier lives.

This new publication, written by Mathew Burrows, director of the Atlantic Council’s Strategic Foresight Initiative, in collaboration with the Pardee Center for International Futures, seeks to examine the economic impacts of an accelerating aging process. Using the Pardee Center’s International Futures model to forecast possible future scenarios, this report aims to highlight how different variables, such as medical advancements, migration, and drops in fertility rates, can have the potential to change the risks and benefits associated with demographic change.

We hope that you can join us for this timely and important discussion.

A light lunch will be served.

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