"Progressivism, Socialism, Nationalism" Speaker: Michelle Pannor Silver

Michelle Pannor Silver is an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto where she holds joint appointments in the Department of Sociology and the Interdisciplinary Centre for Health and Society and serves as the Associate Director of Research.

Dr. Silver is the author of Retirement and its Discontents: Why We Won't Stop Working, Even if We Can (Columbia University Press, 2018). She has also published numerous articles on physician retirement, work identity, and perceptions about aging.

Her work has been featured in outlets including The Times Literary Supplement, Forbes, Zoomer, The Globe and Mail, Global News, CBC, and University Affairs. She has been a featured speaker at the American Medical Association and at Grand Rounds for medical institutions and alumni associations around the world.

Before she moved to Canada over a decade ago, she worked in Washington DC as an analyst at the GAO, in the OMB, and served as a Regent for the University of California.

She received a BA, BS, and MPP from the University of California, Berkeley and a PhD from the University of Chicago.