The Ford Hall Forum at Suffolk University will present Michael B. Fossel, MD, Ph.D., founder of Rejuvenation Research, and John Seager, President and CEO of Population Connection, discussing “Never Say Die: Immortality and Overpopulation” from 6:30-8 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, 2011, in the Moot Court Room of Suffolk University Law School, 120 Tremont St., Boston.

They join Sally Jackson, a vice president of Ford Hall Forum, to debate the critical issues facing a population anticipating a significantly extended life expectancy.

Fossel, a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Michigan State University and the author of The Immortality Edge: Realize the Secrets of your Telomeres for a Longer, Healthier Life, draws on Nobel Prize-winning genetic research to advise us on slowing the aging process.

Seager, a former staffer at the Environmental Protection Agency, tempers the excitement over lengthening life spans by discussing its effects, including overpopulation and increased competition for already-scarce resources.

A book signing will follow the presentation.

The Ford Hall Forum is the nation’s oldest free public lecture series. It promotes freedom of speech and fosters an informed and effective citizenry through events that illuminate the key issues facing our society.