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Date: February 6, 2020
Location: Seattle, WA

Hosted by Foster Garvey

The world of work—both in rich and poor countries—is evolving rapidly. Technology, globalization, environmental changes, and shifting demographics are impacting workplace environments and the types of jobs that will be available in the future.

Although U.S. policymakers and citizens are rightly concerned about the future of work and employment at home, generating employment abroad is vital to U.S. national security interests and will be neglected at serious cost to the United States. If developing countries cannot create jobs and meet the economic aspirations of their people, this could impact our domestic economic health, national security, and future global stability in the form of fewer customers for U.S. goods and services, an increased vulnerability of youth to unproductive, extremist, or illegal activities, and more people migrating to look for better economic opportunities.

Further, in developing countries, technology changes need to be evaluated in a larger context that includes multiple work-related challenges and opportunities such as exploding youth bulges, high informality, resource constraints, and urbanization.

Join the World Affairs Council and Daniel Runde, Senior Vice President and Director of the Project on Prosperity and Development at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, for a timely discussion on these issues on February 6th.


Foster Garvey
1111 Third Avenue
Suite 3000
Seattle, WA 98101

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