The Future of Work | The Work of Future: How Will Work Be Different?

moderated by Steve Clemons with Erik Brynjolfsson, Nancy Folbre and Kai-Fu Lee

Oct 27, 2020 | 10:30 – 11:30 Download .ics


In the future, how will work be different, what jobs are most at risk, what jobs are likely to grow?

The Future of Work is an INET webinar series that brings together diverse voices to discuss the impact of technology on the economy and society. We host prominent thinkers, policy-makers, and scholars from different backgrounds and countries to present and debate their views.

As technology continues to disrupt industries globally, the nature and future of work will be impacted by decisions and policies being made today. What are the social costs and benefits that technology will bear on economies already transformed by globalization and what are the implications to labor markets and social welfare? Can we get ahead of the next transformational revolution?

To Be Discussed

  • Just like the use of steam engine and electricity in the past, digital revolution is impacting our economy and society. What does this mean for the future of work?
  • What are nascent trends showing us on skill requirements, wages and occupations?
  • How else would work of the future look different? How can we better recognize the value of unpaid work?

Young Scholars Initiative Follow-Up Discussion

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 11:30am ET

Please join us for an open forum discussion diving deeper into the issues discussed during the webinar led by Teresa Farinha


Meet the leaders and scholars whose new thinking guides our work. View all speakers

  • Erik Brynjolfsson

    Director, Stanford Digital Economy Lab​

  • Nancy Folbre

    Professor Emerita of Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst

  • Kai-Fu Lee

    Chairman and CEO, Sinovation Ventures

    President , Sinovation Venture’s Artificial Intelligence Institute

  • Steve Clemons

    Editor-at-Large, The Hill