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SIOP Fellow Tara Behrend to Serve as Panelist for CASBS Webinar

SIOP Fellow Tara Behrend is one of four panelists for the next episode of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences’ (CASBS) webcast series, “Social Science for a World in Crisis.”

The webinar, “What will become of work and workers?” will stream at 5 p.m. EDT Sept. 16. Register here.

For years, CASBS has been exploring how work is changing globally and the implications for people, governance, and political economies. This year, the pandemic has inflicted epic disruption on work and workers: Depression-level unemployment; unstable incomes for the employed, unemployed, and underemployed; looming eviction and hunger crises; and inadequate federal policy responses in the U.S. and many other parts of the world. People are suffering – more of them than ever no longer believe that their children will be better off than they ever were.
Under these conditions, we must rethink society’s bond with and support of work and workers in 2020 and beyond. What role should government play in raising living standards, creating economic security, and reshaping industrial and labor relations? How can we redesign careers and workplaces that promote organizational effectiveness, the importance of the work-family interface, the material and psychological well-being of workers, and the value and dignity of the work they undertake?
Despite the pandemic’s devastation, we have choices about where we go next. Will it be in a direction that ensures a more durable, inclusive, accessible, and equitable prosperity for workers, their families, and their communities? Join Tara Behrend and panelists Louis Hyman, Cornell University professor of history; John Irons, New America fellow; and Phyllis Moen, University of Minnesota McNight Endowed Presidential Chair in sociology, in conversation with Margaret Levi, CASBS director and webinar moderator, as they consider these questions.

The event is presented by CASBS in partnership with the Institute for Workplace Studies, New America, the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis, and SIOP.

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