Our Team

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Richard Jackson
President

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.


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Thomas S. Terry
Chairman

Tom Terry, who serves as chairman the Global Aging Institute’s board of directors, is one of America’s most highly respected actuaries and a thought leader in the profession both in the United States and abroad. Tom has forty years of experience in a variety of senior leadership roles within the pension industry. He is currently CEO of The Terry Group, an actuarial consulting firm he founded in 2010 that specializes in helping corporate and government clients strengthen the sustainability of complex financial security systems. Prior to launching the Terry Group, he served as CEO of JPMorgan Compensation and Benefits Strategies. Prior to that, he was CEO of Chicago Consulting Actuaries, another actuarial consulting firm that he founded. Tom served as president of the American Academy of Actuaries in 2014 and is slated to be president of the International Actuarial Association in 2017. He holds a masters in actuarial science from the University of Michigan.


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Neil Howe
Senior Associate

Neil Howe is a senior associate at the Global Aging Institute and a member of its board of directors. Like Richard Jackson, Neil is a leading authority on global aging who has written extensively on its social, economic, and geopolitical implications. Beyond his work on demographic change, Neil is also America’s preeminent expert on generational change. He is founding partner and president of LifeCourse Associates, a marketing, HR, and strategic planning consultancy that advises corporate, government, and nonprofit clients on generational dynamics. Neil is the author or co-author of numerous policy studies and books, including The Graying of the Great Powers: Demography and Geopolitics in the 21st Century (2008); Millennials Rising (2000); The Fourth Turning (1997); Generations: The History of America’s Future (1991); and On Borrowed Time: How the Growth in Entitlement Spending Threatens America’s Future (1988). Neil holds graduate degrees in history and economics from Yale University.


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Keisuke Nakashima
Senior Associate

Keisuke Nakashima is a senior associate at the Global Aging Institute and an associate professor at Kobe City University of Foreign Studies in Kobe, Japan. Keisuke has written extensively on retirement policy and population aging, especially in East Asia. Prior to joining the faculty of Kobe City University, he worked with Richard Jackson on global aging issues at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, where he began his tenure as a research intern and finished it as deputy program director. Keisuke is the author or co-author of numerous policy studies, including Global Aging and the Future of Emerging Markets (2011); China's Long March to Retirement Reform (2009); and The Aging of Korea (2007). He holds an M.A. in international relations from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University and a B.A. in Anglo-American studies from Kobe City University of Foreign Studies.


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Tobias Peter
Research Associate

Tobias Peter is a research associate at the Global Aging Institute and a master of public policy candidate at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government. Tobias has considerable experience analyzing the fiscal, economic, social, and geopolitical challenges arising from the aging of the population. Prior to beginning his graduate studies, he worked with Richard Jackson on global aging issues at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, where he was successively an intern, research assistant, and program coordinator. Tobias is the co-author of several policy studies, including U.S. Development Policy in an Aging World: New Challenges and New Priorities for a New Demographic Era (2013) and Balancing Tradition and Modernity: The Future of Retirement in East Asia (2012). He holds a B.A. in history and applied economics from the College of St. Scholastica.