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Lehigh University and the International Labour Organization have partnered to present a discussion of the future of work, as part of the ILO's 100th anniversary celebration.

This one-day conference on "An Equitable and Sustainable Future of Work" features addresses by dignitaries including Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development and Chief Economist, Elliott Harris; Executive Director of the ILO for North America, Kevin Cassidy; and nationally renowned Princeton Economist Alan Krueger. The conference will also present a series of panels focusing on “Effective Lifelong Learning Systems,” “Transformative Agenda for Equality,” and “Improving Global Value Chains for Decent Work.” 

April 11, 2019
9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Iacocca Hall, Wood Dining Room
Lehigh University
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Closing Reception
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

National Museum of Industrial History
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania


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The conference is free for university faculty, staff and students. The registration fee for attendees not affiliated with a college or university is $25. This includes continental breakfast, lunch, three panels, discussion with students and the closing reception.

The conference is a collaboration by the Lehigh University-United Nations Partnership, the Lehigh University College of Business and Economics' Martindale Center for the Study of Private Enterprise, and the ILO.