Webinar – Democratizing Work

18 November 2020 at 11:00 (EST)

Democratizing Work: A Conversation on the Lessons of the current Pandemic for the World of Work

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“Working humans are so much more than ‘resources’. This is one of the central lessons of the current crisis.” So begins a manifesto drafted in the spring of 2020 in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, which argues that work needs to be democratized, de-commodified and made sustainable. The Manifesto has been translated in multiple languages and supported across the globe.

This conversation on Democratizing Work, which will take place on Wednesday, November 18th (11:00 EST), is an opportunity to bring together its authors with leading representatives and specialists from the world of work in a dialogue about the Manifesto and current priorities for the pandemic and beyond.

Advance registration is required.

Authors in presence: Julie Battilana (Harvard University), Isabelle Ferreras (Université catholique de Louvain)

Discussants: Lana Payne (UNIFOR), Andrew Jackson (Broadbent Institute), Esteban Kelly (U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives), Jim Stanford (Centre for Future Work)

Moderators: Marguerite Mendell (Université Concordia), Gregor Murray (Université de Montréal)

Note that a similar event will take place with other participants in French on Tuesday, November 17th from 9:30 (EST).

The Conversation on Democratizing Work is an initiative of the CRIMT Partnership on Institutional Experimentation for Better Work, the Karl Polanyi Institute, and Industry 4.0, Work and Employment of the International Observatory of the Societal Impacts of AI and Digital Technology.