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Rethinking Workforce Development: Policies to Protect Workers & Families

On Tuesday, February 16, The Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution will host a webcast examining policy options to improve workforce development in the U.S. The webcast will feature a fireside chat between former U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, chairman and founder, PSP Partners, and former Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers Jason Furman, professor of the practice of economic policy, Harvard University. 

The webcast will also include a research presentation on automation trends in the labor market by Hamilton Project Policy Director Kristen Broady, followed by a roundtable discussion with: 

  • Harry Holzer, John LaFarge Jr. SJ professor of public policy, Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy; 
  • Lawrence Katz, Elisabeth Allison professor of economics, Harvard University; 
  • Madhuri Kommareddi, director of workforce development, State of New York; and 
  • Marc Morial, president and CEO, National Urban League.

The roundtable discussion will be moderated by Hamilton Project director Wendy Edelberg.