Carstensen, Rice among AARP’s ‘50 Over 50’ list of ‘Influentials’

Laura Carstensen

In the December 2012 issue of its magazine, the AARP named 50 “Influentials,” all over the age of 50, who have “a huge impact on our daily lives and futures.” Among the honorees were LAURA CARSTENSEN, Stanford psychology professor and director of the Stanford Center on Longevity, and former U.S. Secretary of State CONDOLEEZZA RICE, a professor of political science and business and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution.

Condoleezza Rice

Carstensen’s “more than 100 scholarly articles about lifespan development,” conducted largely with the Center on Longevity, were cited in the announcement. The center is devoted to interdisciplinary research aimed at solving the problems of people over 50.

Rice, whose “insight on world affairs,” the article states, “is frequently sought from both sides of the aisle,” was mentioned as a potential key Republican figure in the 2016 elections.