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The New World of Work:
Thriving or Surviving?

As part of its 2018 Community Summit, Brave New Work, SFU Public Square is proud to present, in partnership with Vancity, an evening with Van Jones and Anne-Marie Slaughter

Automation, artificial intelligence, and globalization are changing the nature of work and what we do to earn a living. While some look to these changes to improve our quality of life, others foresee worker displacement and increased inequality. Many of us are struggling to understand what actions we can take as individuals and as a society to thrive, or at least survive, in the new world of work. 

CBC's Laura Lynch will moderate a conversation with Van Jones and Anne-Marie Slaughter, two leading commentators on the American economy, discussing the role that citizens, governments and civil society can play in shaping the future of work. They will explore the challenges ahead, as well as how these challenges might be addressed through green jobs, emergent industries, education and public policy.

This event is available to watch on our YouTube channel.


Wed, 28 Feb 2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM



Queen Elizabeth Theatre
630 Hamilton St., Vancouver



Speakers and Moderator

Van Jones

Van Jones is the President and Founder of Dream Corps, an organization that brings people together to solve America’s toughest problems. He is the host of The Messy Truth with Van Jones, a CNN political contributor, a best-selling author, and former green jobs special advisor to the Obama Administration.

Anne-Marie Slaughter

Anne-Marie Slaughter is the President and CEO of New America, a think ​and action ​tank dedicated to renewing America in the Digital Age. Slaughter is a Professor Emerita of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton, was formerly the Director of Policy Planning for the U.S. State Department, and her 2012 article, “Why Women Still Can’t Have it All,” quickly became one of the most-read articles in The Atlantic’s history.

Laura Lynch

Laura Lynch is an award-winning journalist with the CBC. In the course of her career, she has reported from across Canada and around the world, and has won the prestigious Nieman fellowship from Harvard University, awards from the British Bar Association, the Canadian Bar Association, RTNDA (Canada and U.S.), Overseas Press Club of America, Amnesty International, RNAO and the Gabriel awards.

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