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Graduate Students Invited to View Emerging Issues Speakers

Hunt Library in the snow
Day 2 of the EIF will be held at Hunt Library. (Becky Kirkland photo)

Join fellow graduate students  for a livestream broadcast of key speakers from the 31st Emerging Issues Forum Feb. 8 at the Graduate School. The 2016 Emerging Issues Forum Feb. 8-9 will focus on FutureWork.

The livestream will run from about 8:15 to 10 a.m. at the Graduate School conference room, 1000 Main Campus Drive, with coffee and doughnuts for attendees. Students who attend the livestream will be invited to a special graduate student lunch session on Feb. 9 at 1 p.m. at the Hunt Library.

cover of book, Rise of the RobotsKeynote speaker Martin Ford, who will be featured in the livestream, is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future. Ford will address the question, How is automation stealing jobs?

Other speakers featured on the livestream include:

  • Dr. Mike Walden, NC State University economist
    “Essential issue: How many N.C. jobs will we lose to technology?”
  • Robbie Allen, CEO, Automated Insights
    “Essential issue: How can workers adapt to the new automated economy?”
  • Devin Fidler, research director, Institute for the Future
    “Essential issue: How can institutions adapt their organizational structures for an uncertain future?

Plan to drop into the Graduate School anytime from 8-10 a.m. Feb. 8 for this special event. More information on the Emerging Issues Forum is available on the forum website.



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