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Ariela Lowenstein

Ariela Lowenstein

Professor
The University of Haifa
Israel

Biography

Prof. Ariela Lowenstein, Dept. of Gerontology & Head Social Gerontology, Center for Research & Study of Aging, The University of Haifa Israel. Lowenstein was a faculty member at Social Work School and created the Graduate Dept. of Gerontology and the Research Center at Haifa Univ. Last 4 years served as President, Max Stern Yezreel Academic College. Co-chairing the International Aging Research Center. She publishes extensively, having close to 300 publications - 2 Hebrew books and 1 English: Generational Intelligence”; co-editor of 3 English books. Recipient of numerous competitive research grants, prestigious scholarships, national and international awards. Reputed as a leading national and international expert in aging, serving on various boards and advisory committees in Israel and abroad. For example, she was Chair of the European branch of the International Ass. Of Gerontology and Geriatrics; Currently board member of the International Network for Preventing Elder Abuse (INPEA) and till recently in charge of Europe in it. Served as board member of the International Federation on Aging (IFA). Was Chair of the Israeli Gerontological Society and currently, I am involved in the Society with preparation of a National Program for Care of Elders which started to be discussed in the Israeli Parliament. I had served as an Advisor to the then Israeli Minister of Retirees, chairing a national committee. She serves as Chair of a Scientific Committee advising the Foundation assisting Holocaust Survivors in Israel. Currently she is a member of COST European Network on Social Exclusion and co-chair there of a group on Civic Exclusion. She has an MA in Public Administration, New York University, a PhD in Sociology, Hebrew University, Jerusalem.

Research Interest

Intergenerational family relations, caregiving, elder abuse, policy development, gerontological education.