On Wednesday, May 19, 2021, at 2:00pm ET (11:00am PT) the Longevity Project will gather a panel of experts to discuss the lessons of the 1900 generation in connection with the COVID generation and the Stanford Center on Longevity’s New Map of Life™.
● GLEN H. ELDER JR., Odum Distinguished Research Professor of Sociology at UNC Chapel Hill
● RICHARD A. SETTERSTEN JR., University Distinguished Professor of Human Development and Barbara Knudson Endowed Chair at Oregon State University
● DR. ILANA HORWITZ, Education Fellow, Stanford Center on Longevity
● SASHA SHEN JOHFRE, Intergenerational Relationships Fellow, Stanford Center on Longevity
In their groundbreaking new book, Living on the Edge: An American Generation’s Journey through the 20th Century (written with Lisa D. Pearce), Elder and Settersten follow the 1900 generation as they live through the turbulent times of the new century: World War I, the 1918 pandemic, the Roaring 20s, the Great Depression, and World War II. The authors, in conversation with moderator Ken Stern, chair of the Longevity Project, and with Research Fellows Ilana Horwitz and Sasha Shen Johfre of the New Map of Life, will explore the implications of the 1900 generation to the COVID generation and the ideas of how we reshape society for longer, healthier and more equitable lives.