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The Future of Work


REGISTER HERE! Well before the pandemic, educators and economists saw glitches on the pathway from school to career. Workplaces — increasingly collaborative and digital — needed skills and mindsets that job candidates weren’t bringing. For many job seekers, access to the job market was blocked by inequity, discrimination, and licensing barriers. And jobs themselves were changing fundamentally.  Did the pandemic usher us into a future that was already coming? How can we shape that future so that barriers are lowered and opportunity is broad? How should educators and school leaders prepare their students — and what are the skills that will matter? Join the conversation! Speakers:

  • Peter Blair, Assistant Professor of Education, HGSE; Co-Director, The Project on Workforce
  • David Deming, Professor of Education and Economics, HGSE; Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School; Co-Director, The Project on Workforce
  • Raffaella Sadun, Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School 

This Education Now is presented by the Askwith Forums. *** Education Nowis an HGSE webinar series that responds to the dramatic changes in the field of education in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Each episode is designed to prompt observations and insights that are thought-provoking and actionable. In addition to Zoom, Education Now webinars are streamed to YouTube, Facebook, and other social platforms, as well as to the HGSE website, at

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Wednesday Apr 7 2021 2:30pm
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Wednesday Apr 7 2021 11:30am
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Wednesday, April 7, 2021, 2:30 - 3:30pm