Great Decisions events in the wake of COVID-19

Friends of the Council: Like you, we have been keeping up with the ever-changing landscape regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re working to alter our programming in line with federal, state and local health advisories, and with the policies of the campuses and venues at which we do our presentations. As you might suppose, our upcoming presenters are being advised not to travel, so we have been working with Lindsey Sheppard of CSIS (our artificial intelligence expert on March 16-17) and Margaret Myers (our China in Latin America expert on March 23-24) on alternative delivery of their programs. (And hope to do the same with Sonia Nazario for March 30-31.) We have arranged for both Lindsey and

April KDL series focuses on ‘The Future of Work’

Globalization. Automation. Underemployment and the gig economy. What are the trends that have been shaping patterns of work? How will government, industry and educators respond to the new opportunities and challenges created by change? Just as importantly, how do people imagine new possibilities in their local roles as workers and citizens in a global and tech-driven economy, so that we can positively affect the future of work? There's plenty to discuss here, and the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan in partnership with the Kent District Library (KDL), will aim its annual April conversation series on “The Future of Work.” The three-part series will be on three Tuesdays in April, on t

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