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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 United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development and Chief Economist, Elliott Harris, and Executive Director of the ILO for North America, Kevin Cassidy. 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 – 3:30 pm

Iacocca Hall, Wood Dining Room
Lehigh University
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
directions to Iacocca Hall

Closing Reception
4:15 pm – 6:00 pm

National Museum of Industrial History
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

 

Can't attend? Watch the conference live on YouTube and participate on Twitter with #ilo100lehigh.

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.

Conference Sponsors

 

International Labour Organization logo               Lehigh University logo

 

Conference Partners

Rotary District 7430 logo                Workforce Board Lehigh Valley logo                

Martindale Center for the Study of Private Enterprise

Conference Agenda

TimeEvents
9:15 am

Keynote
Elliott Harris, Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development and Chief Economist, United Nations

10:00 am

A Human-Centered Agenda for the Future of Work
Presenter: Kevin Cassidy, Director and Representative to the Bretton Woods and Multilateral Organizations, ILO Office for the United States

10:15 am

Effective Lifelong Learning Systems at Work
Moderator: Cheryl Matherly, Vice President and Vice Provost for International Affairs, Lehigh University

  • Gary Bolles, Chief, Future of Work, Singularity University
  • Bill Gaudelli, Dean, Lehigh College of Education
  • Magnolia Movido, Senior Vice President, GlobalMindED
11:15 am

Transformative Agenda for Equality at Work
Moderator: Kevin Cassidy, Director and Representative to the Bretton Woods and Multilateral Organizations, ILO Office for the United States

  • Serena Fong, Vice President, Strategic Engagement, Catalyst
  • Lis Meyers, Managing Associate, Gender and Social Inclusion, Nathan Associates
  • Jennifer Rosenbaum, U.S. Director, Global Labor Justice
12:15 pm

Keynote and Lunch
Bertrand Ramcharan, Former Acting High Commissioner for Human Rights, United Nations

1:45 pmThe Student Perspective on the Future of Work
2:30 pm

Improving Global Value Chains for Decent Work
Moderator: Robert Trent, Professor of Management, Lehigh University

  • Eric Biel, Senior Advisor, Fair Labor Association
  • Carlos Busquets, Director, Public Policy, Responsible Business Alliance
  • Ben Davis, Director, International Affairs, United Steel Workers
  • Gerard Oleksiak, Secretary, Department of Labor & Industry, State of Pennsylvania
  • Bob Silverman, Managing Director, Supply Chain and Logistics, JLL
4:15 pm - 6:00 pm

Closing Reception
National Museum of Industrial History

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Can't come to the conference? Watch the livestream here and join the conversation with the hashtag #ilo100lehigh on Twitter.