Symposium

Renewing America Series: Reskilling and the Future of Work Post-Pandemic

Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Valentyn Ogirenko / Reuters
Speakers

Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company; Chairman and Director, McKinsey Global Institute; Co-Chair, CFR Independent Task Force on Innovation and National Security; Member, Board of Directors, Council on Foreign Relations

Founder and Chairman, PSP Partners; Former U.S. Secretary of Commerce (2013–2017); Co-Chair, CFR Independent Task Force on the Future of Work

Presider

National Security Correspondent, Wall Street Journal

Panelists discuss the changing nature of America’s workforce and the urgency to reskill workers exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, including issues around automation, labor markets, and the future of remote work.

CFR’s Renewing America initiative shines a spotlight on the domestic underpinnings of U.S. competitiveness to find ways to raise living standards at home and bolster American international influence.

Check out the CFR Independent Task Force Report, The Work Ahead: Machines, Skills, and U.S. Leadership in the Twenty-First Century.

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