All January lectures are from 10:00 - 11:00 AM and are held in the Spring Valley Building, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW, in Room A on the First Floor.
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TUESDAY January 29, 2019—David Jonathan Cohen
Eighty Years of “Adult Development”
In 1938, with the Great Depression still gripping much of the nation and Adolf Hitler named TIME’s Man of the Year, Harvard University launched a long-term study of 268 Harvard sophomores to establish a baseline for medicine to provide maximally healthy human development. President John F. Kennedy was one of the original cohort, and so was Washington Post Editor Benjamin C. Bradlee. What does the study tell us about health,longevity, life satisfaction, and our roles in our families?
David Jonathan Cohen is working on a book about life choices that draws on the study and his interview with its director. He was executive director of a coalition of national unions that represented professional and technical people and has written for many publications, including The Washington Post and Harvard Magazine.