CHANGE: Work in 2020 and Beyond

SEP 23, 2020 | 7:30 PM



The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue


September 23, 2020: 7:30 PM


Free, Reservations Required


Public Programs



Event will also be broadcast LIVE ON FACEBOOK

The coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on the U.S. workforce, exposing deep, existing problems in our country’s employment policies. Millions of workers have suffered from layoffs, reduced hours, diminished earnings, or loss of health insurance — and the pain has been distributed unequally across race and class lines. What policy interventions could alleviate the crisis while providing long-term fixes to give workers more security in the future? Felicia Wong, president and CEO of the Roosevelt Institute, moderates an expert panel, featuring Michelle Holder, assistant professor of economics at John Jay College; Paul Krugman, distinguished professor of economics at The Graduate Center; and Brigid Schulte, author of Overwhelmed: Work, Love & Play When No One has the Time.
Presented with the Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality.
Part of CHANGE, an online event series, fall 2020. This time of extraordinary social upheaval demands — and presents new opportunities for — change. In this weekly series, learn from leading thinkers and explore ways to create a more equal and democratic society.
CHANGE is produced by The Graduate Center’s Office of Public Programs as part of the Promise and Perils of Democracy project with support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.