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Master class by Alexandre Kalache to celebrate 25 years of the institution

The Open University of the Third Age of the State University of Rio de Janeiro, host to the office of ILC-BR, celebrated its 25th anniversary with several events held during the week of the 20th of August. Having accompanied the history of the institution since its foundation, Alexandre Kalache delivered a master class on the longevity revolution, with a focus on inequalities.

During the months of July and August, Alexandre Kalache, President of ILC-BR, also delivered keynote speeches at several other events, e.g. the National Congress on Human Resources and the Wired Conference Health and Wellness.

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