President, Global Aging Institute
Richard Jackson is president of the Global Aging Institute (GAI), which he founded in 2014. Prior to founding GAI, Richard directed a research program on global aging at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He is an internationally recognized authority on global aging and the author or co-author of numerous policy studies on the challenges it poses, including Meeting India’s Retirement Challenge (2018); Voluntary Pensions in Emerging Markets: New Strategies for Meeting the Retirement Security Challenge (2017); From Challenge to Opportunity: Wave 2 of the East Asia Retirement Survey (2015); The Global Aging Preparedness Index, Second Edition (2013); and The Graying of the Great Powers: Demography and Geopolitics in the 21st Century (2008). Richard regularly speaks on aging-related issues and is widely quoted in the media. He holds a B.A. from SUNY at Albany and a Ph.D. from Yale University.