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Fri, May 11, 2012 | GREAT FALLS, VA

Howe Named Univ. of Mary Washington Commencement Speaker

Howe, a founding partner of LifeCourse Associates consulting firm, has spoken and written extensively on the collective personalities of today’s generations. A recognized authority on global aging, long-term fiscal policy and migration, he is senior advisor to the Concord Coalition and senior associate to the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C.

Howe has coauthored best-selling books about generations with historian William Strauss, including “Generations,” “13th Gen,” “The Fourth Turning” and “Millennials Rising,” which are used widely by businesses, colleges, government agencies and political leaders. Howe and Strauss originally coined the term “Millennial Generation” and their work “13th Gen” remains the best-selling nonfiction book ever written about Generation X.

Howe’s articles have appeared in The Atlantic, The Washington Post, The New York Times, American Demographics, USA Weekend and other national publications. He has drafted several Social Security reform plans and testified on entitlements numerous times before Congress. In addition, Howe has written extensively about budget policy and aging and on attitudes toward economic growth, social progress and stewardship. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and graduate degrees in economics from Yale University.

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