Keynote Speakers

L-Logo2 Andrew J. Cherlin to kickoff the

Aging Families/Changing Families International Conference celebration of the

90th Anniversary of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. 

              Dr. Paul & Natalie Strasser Legacy Room, 220 Eggers


Andrew J. Cherlin, Wednesday, June 3, 2015

“The Missing Working Class”

Andrew CherlinDr. Andrew Cherlin is the Benjamin H. Griswold III Professor of Public Policy and Department Chair for Sociology at Johns Hopkins Krieger School of Arts & Sciences.  He received his undergraduate degree from Yale University and his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles. He has served as President of the Population Association of America since 1999.  In 2003 he received the Distinguished Career Award from the Family Section of the American Sociological Association and in 2005 served as a Guggenheim Fellow.   He received the Irene B. Taeuber Award from the Population Association of America, in recognition of outstanding accomplishments in demographic research and is currently a Visiting Scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation.



Ingrid Arnet Connidis, Thursday, June 4, 2015

“Commitment and Change:  Constants of Family Ties over Time”  

Dr. Ingrid Arnet ConnidisDr. Ingrid Arnet Connidis is a Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology at Western University in London, Canada (PhD, University of Toronto).  Her work in the areas of family ties across the life course, adult sibling relationships, intergenerational relations, aging and policy implications, older workers, and conceptual and methodological issues in research on aging, has been published in a variety of books and journals including the Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, Journal of Marriage and Family, Journal of Family Theory and Review, Canadian Journal on Aging, The Gerontologist, and Research on Aging. She enjoys travelling extensively to participate in International conferences and workshops and to present invited lectures.

Ingrid Connidis is co-recipient of the 2004 Richard Kalish Innovative Publication Award presented by the Behavioral and Social Science Section of the Gerontological Society of America for an article on ambivalence in family ties published in Journal of Marriage and Family. She has also spent a term at Oregon State University as the Petersen Visiting Scholar in Gerontology and Family Studies (2001) and a term at St. Thomas University in Fredericton, New Brunswick as Visiting Chair in Gerontology (2011). She has also spent sabbatical years in France and Norway.



Martin Kohli, Friday, June 5, 2015

“Generational Linkages in Aging Families”

Martin KohliDr. Martin Kohli is Distinguished Bremen Professor at the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS) and Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the European University Institute (EUI, Florence). Previously he was at  the  Free University of Berlin where he co-directed, with Harald Künemund, the Research Group on Aging and the Life Course (Forschungsgruppe Altern und Lebenslauf, FALL). He is a member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences  and the Austrian Academy of Sciences, and from 1997-99 was President of the European Sociological Association (ESA). He has been a Member or Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies (Princeton), at the Collegium Budapest and at  the Hanse Wissenschaftskolleg (Delmenhorst/Bremen), and a Visiting Professor or Visiting Scholar at a number of U.S. universitys (Harvard, Columbia, Stanford, UNC Chapel Hill, UC Berkeley). He has published extensively on the  sociology of the life course, generations and aging, on family, labor markets and social policy, and on the emergence of a European society.