Robin Brooks (Presenter) is an economist and foreign exchange strategist at Brevan Howard Asset Management, LLP, a macro hedge fund. Previously he was a Brookings Institution research fellow. Before joining the International Monetary Fund as an economist, he worked in the Research Department, specializing in exchange rate misalignments, and in the Asia Pacific Department, where he worked on the countries of Philippines and Singapore. Earlier he was a vice president with Goldman Sachs Asset Management in New York. He has an undergraduate degree in monetary economics from the London School of Economics and a Ph.D. in economics from Yale University.
Richard V. Burkhauser (Presenter) is the Sarah Gibson Blanding professor of policy analysis in the Department of Policy Analysis and Management and professor of economics at Cornell University. He has published widely on the behavioral and distributional consequences of public policies targeted on vulnerable populations. He is the 2009 president-elect of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management. He has a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago.
Robert N. Butler (Planning Committee Member/Presenter) is president and chief executive officer of the International Longevity Center and professor of geriatrics and adult development in the Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Adult Development at Mount Sinai Medical Center. As a physician, gerontologist, psychiatrist, public servant, and Pulitzer Prize–winning author, he has long been involved in a broad array of social and health issues. He is an advocate for the medical and social needs and rights of the elderly and conducts research on healthy aging and the dementias. He has a B.A. from Columbia College and an M.D. from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University.
Judith Campisi (Planning Committee Member) is a senior staff scientist in the Cell and Molecular Biology Department of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Previously she was assistant and associate professor in biochemistry at the Boston University Medical School. Bridging the fields of cancer and aging, her work includes contributions to understanding the evolution and mechanisms of tumor suppression, the cellular damage responses of senescence and apoptosis, DNA repair mechanisms, telomere biology, and the role of genome maintenance systems in postponing aging and cancer. She has published numerous scholarly papers and has received several awards for her research. She has a Ph.D. from the State University of New York and did postdoctoral training at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.