SPEAKER SERIES: The Future of Work and the Equitable Workplace in a Post-Pandemic World

Christine Farrugia and Jeffrey Brown

SPEAKER SERIES: The Future of Work and the Equitable Workplace in a Post-Pandemic World

WHEN: Thursday, February 25th at 12 PM EST
WHAT: The workplace is facing unprecedented disruption. Increasing levels of automation and artificial intelligence (AI) are replacing workers and reshaping the world of work. McKinsey estimates that by 2030 about half of work activities could be automated, forcing workers into new lines of employment. In addition to technological disruption, demographic forces are also affecting the workplace. The increased longevity of human beings means that many careers will span sixty years or more and people will pursue several careers over their lifetimes. Evolving demographic trends are also opening the pipeline to employment for a more diverse employee population that increasingly operates across national borders.
The workers poised to navigate these transitions most successfully are those with higher levels of education and the resources available to continuously pursue education throughout their lives, leaving many workers out. This session discusses the technological, demographic, and global trends facing the future of work and explores the question of how leaders in business, government, and community organizations can ensure that the future of work is equitable for all.
In this session, Christine Farrugia will discuss themes from the Great Skills Gap: Optimizing Talent for the Future of Work, forthcoming from Stanford University Press, and Jeffrey Brown will discuss his work with the Bertelsmann Foundation’s initiative on Transatlantic Cities and the Future of Work.
WHERE: Please register on Eventbrite.
You can view more about the entire Speaker Series here.