Join us from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 23, for the first News & Views conversation of the new year. Melissa Miller, senior manager of the World Trade Center–Kansas City, will facilitate a discussion on the global impact of aging populations. We'll share preparatory materials in advance. To ensure active participation, this program is limited to 15 attendees.
Thursday, January 23, 2020
Prospero's Books (Westport) – second floor
1800 W 39th St.
Kansas City, Missouri 64111
Online registration is closed.
About News & Views
Today, international news stories can change from minute to minute, and lectures and panel discussions can’t always dive in to the latest developments. News & Views, a new conversation-based series from the International Relations Council, brings together a small group of community members for respectful, substantive discussion around one of that week’s top international new stories. Facilitated by a seasoned member of the International Relations Council, the group meets in different informal settings around town, like a happy hour on the Plaza, for a guided conversation about a topic and articles that we’ll share just a few days in advance. Individuals of all backgrounds, interests, and perspectives are welcome – we just ask that you bring an open mind, thoughtful questions, and common courtesy. Registration is free but helps us with planning; individuals cover their own food and drinks.
About the Facilitator
Melissa Miller, senior manager, joined the World Trade Center–Kansas City (WTC-KC) team in 2016. Charged with assisting Kansas City regional businesses with their international trade needs, Melissa is responsible for overseeing the organization’s various events and programs designed to fulfill this mission. Before joining WTC-KC, Melissa served as an International Trade Specialist for the Missouri Department of Agriculture (MDA) specializing in the promotion of Livestock & Genetics. During her time at MDA she led numerous trade missions and represented the State of Missouri at various trade shows. Prior to that she worked as a Data Analyst for Lincoln University of Jefferson City where she was charged with maintaining and reporting University data on the local, state, and national levels.
Melissa is originally from central Missouri and is an avid traveler. She attended Truman State University and Lincoln University of Jefferson City. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness and a Master of Business Administration in Business Management.
For Background on the Topic
We invite you to review these articles before the discussion for a shared point of reference:
- "An Aging Population: A Global Ticking Time-Bomb," Jola Karaj, 2018 winner of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh's Global Health Prize
- "The Economic Implications of an Aging Global Population," Professor Arthur S. Guarino, MBA, MSSc, JD, Rutgers University, Dept. of Finance & Economics
- "For the economy to cope with an ageing population, we must identify new solutions – here's how," World Economic Forum
- "Why the world now has more grandparents than grandchildren," Fernando Duarte
- "Is an aging population actually bad for the economy?", Jeff Spross
- "Which Country Has the Oldest Population?", Paola Scommegna
- "Older Women Live Longer, But With More Disability and Financial Challenges Than Men," Paola Scommegna
- "Europe's population is aging rapidly," Tara John
This event is free and open to the public. We just ask that you RSVP for planning purposes. Registration for this event is capped at 15.