The 21st Belle R. & Joseph H. Braun Memorial Symposium

2014 International Elder Law and Policy Conference

July 10 & 11, 2014 | Chicago, Illinois

The 2014 International Elder Law and Policy Conference will bring international scholars, advocates, and policy makers together to participate in an academic discussion on the law, policy, and implementation of legal protections for the elderly around the globe. This conference parallels the current discussions of the United Nations Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing. The Conference participants will draft a model International Bill of Rights for Elderly Persons.

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2014 Conference Schedule

July 10, 2014 | 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Welcome and Conference Preview

Panel 1: Dignity and Rights of the Elderly and Elimination of Age Discrimination

Lunch: Keynote Speaker

Panel 2: Caring for the Elderly - Caregivers and Surrogate Decision Makers

Panel 3: Social Security, Pensions, and Other Ways of Financing Retirement

July 11, 2014 | 9 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

Panel 4: Prevention of Elder Abuse

Lunch: Keynote Speaker

Panel 5: Access to Justice for the Elderly

Closing Remarks and Introduction of the Chicago Declaration for the Rights of Older Persons

Contact Information

All questions about this conference, or submission of abstracts or articles, should be directed to Barry Kozak at or 1.312.427.2737 ext. 524.


The John Marshall Law School (Chicago, Illinois)

Roosevelt University, College of Arts & Sciences (Chicago, Illinois)

East China University of Political Science and Law (Shanghai, China)

In Cooperation With:

Chicago Bar Association

Chicago Sister Cities International, China Committee

Chinese American Service League, Chicago

Sino-American Research Center for an Aging Population

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