Policy, Politics and Pensioners: demographic challenge and opportunity in the USA.
Professor Cathy Eden, Arizona State University
Chaired by Professor Thomas J. Scotto, School of Government and Public Policy, University of Strathclyde
Tuesday 9th October, Conference Room (GH742)
16.30 – 17.30pm
FREE (register though MyCLL)
Between 2006 and 2030, the U.S. population of adults aged 65+ will nearly double from 37 million to 71.5 million people. (AARP)
People age 60 and over already outnumber children under 16 in the UK for the first time. (2001 UK Census)
Arizona State University (ASU) was one of the founding partners in the Age-Friendly University Global network and CLL is delighted to welcome Professor Cathy Eden fro ASU’s College of Public Programs. Prior to this role, she was Director of Ramsay Executive Education Program at ASU and Director of four large State agencies and advisor to four Governors in the state of Arizona. Her talk will address the demographic challenges facing the USA. How similar are these to the UK? How are these being tackled in policy and what are the implications for American society and politics? Is anyone recognising the contributions that older people make to the economy and society? What did the Obama administration do to address this? What about Trump?
All these questions will be addressed and you will have the opportunity to pose your own during the Q&A session which will follow the presentation. The event will be chaired by Professor Thomas J. Scotto, Head of the School of Government and Public Policy,. His research focuses on voting behaviour and public opinion towards foreign policy. His recent work focuses on value divides and how they influence attitudes towards international affairs and voter choice in the United States and the United Kingdom.
This year’s Summer Academy has been hailed as a great success by those delegates who attended.
During the week, we heard a variety of tales of people “Frae a’ Airts & Pairts” and visited some very interesting locations in Glasgow.
Mid-week, we had a most enjoyable overnight stay at Dundee where members were in fine voice after dinner!
Watch out for more details in a forthcoming edition of Tell’sMore.
The 2018/19 programme for Lunchtime Talks has now been published and places can be booked via the Centre for Lifelong Learning office.
Full details can be seen elsewhere on the website.
The first talk will be given by our new Honorary Patron, Professor Donald Christie who is looking forward to meeting 3Ls members and guests attending this talk.
The new brochure of classes on offer at the Centre for Lifelong Learning has now been published.
A huge variety of subjects are included in the 2018/2019 programme which features some new tutors and different venues for students.
This year’s CLL/3Ls Open Afternoon will take place on Wednesday 12th September from 1.30pm until 3.30pm on Level 7 of the Graham hills Building at 40 George Street.
Taster sessions from the Daytime Programme will be on offer, and 3Ls Clubs will have stalls where you can renew your Club Membership for 2018/2019.
This year’s Summer Academy based on interesting people “frae a’ airts and pairts” is now fully booked and delegates can look forward to an programme of talks and trips in and around various Glasgow sites, as well as an overnight trip to Culross and Dundee.
This will be the third 3Ls Summer Academy and we hope it will enjoy similar success to previous events.
The Centre for Lifelong Learning will be publishing the 2018/19 Daytime Programme very soon.
3Ls Students’ Association members can again enjoy the benefit of a short priority booking period from Monday 13 August to Thursday 16 August 2018.
Look out for your brochure as these will be posted out very soon.
The final Management Council meeting of the 2017/2018 session took place on 13th June, 2018.
The meeting considered various Office Bearer reports on recent activities including a visit to Dublin City University, the Treasure’s Financial Statement, plans for Social Outings and activities in 3Ls Clubs.
New representatives from The Architecture and Design, Spanish and Traditional Music Clubs have joined the Management Council for the new session.
3Ls Association Members are being encouraged to renew their Membership for 2018/2019 in time for the start of the new session and ahead of the Open Afternoon.
This is scheduled to take place in the Centre for Lifelong Learning on Wednesday 12th September, 2018, from 1.30pm – 3.30pm.
Emeritus Professor Donald Christie has taken up the role of Honorary Patron of the 3Ls Students’ Association.
Professor Christie is the former Head of The School of Education at Strathclyde University and following on from a distinguished career in Education he has continued to mentor and support research students and is involved in ongoing collaboration between Strathclyde and Nanjing Normal University in China.
We look forward to working with Professor Christie who will be sure to contribute much expertise to developments in the Association.