Richard Jackson is nationally and internationally recognized as a leading authority on global aging. He is the president and founder of the Global Aging Institute, as well as a senior associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and a senior advisor to the Concord Coalition. Prior to launching the Global Aging Institute, Richard was director of a research program on global aging at CSIS. He is the author or co-author of numerous policy studies on the global aging challenge, including The Global Aging Preparedness Index (2013); Balancing Tradition and Modernity: The Future of Retirement in East Asia (2012); Global Aging and the Future of Emerging Markets (2011); The Graying of the Great Powers: Demography and Geopolitics in the 21st Century (2008); Long-Term Immigration Projection Methods: Current Practice and How to Improve It (2007); and The Graying of the Middle Kingdom: The Demographics and Economics of Retirement Policy in China (2004). Richard regularly speaks on aging-related issues and is widely quoted in the media. He holds a Ph.D. in history from Yale University.