Shaping the Future of Work Initiative Event

MIT Shaping the Future of Work Initiative Launch Event

January 22, 2024
MIT Samberg Conference Center

On January 22, 2024, we officially launched the MIT Shaping the Future of Work Initiative. This event brought together policymakers, practitioners and scholars in dialogue about key issues for the future of work.

Three panel discussions explored the following questions:

  • What role can worker representatives play in the direction of technology?
  • How can AI be used for social good?
  • What type of work do we want in the future?

Speakers included: Katherine Cramer, Brian Deese, Daniel Huttenlocher, Karin Kimbrough, Frank McCourt, Ziad Obermeyer, Nick Romeo, Liz Shuler, Kathleen Thelen, and Zeynep Ton.

The event was held in-person at the MIT Samberg Conference Center, 50 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA and livestreamed. See agenda below.

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January 22, 2024

MIT Samberg Conference Center


Daron Acemoglu

Faculty Co-Director

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Katherine Cramer

Natalie C. Holton Chair of Letters & Science and Virginia Sapiro Professor of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Liz Shuler

AFL-CIO President

Kathleen Thelen

Ford Professor of Political Science, MIT

E. Glen Weyl

Research Lead, Plural Technology Collaboratory, Special Projects, Microsoft Research

Brian Deese

MIT Institute Innovation Fellow

Daniel Huttenlocher

Dean, Schwarzman College of Computing, MIT

Frank McCourt

Founder and Executive Chairman, Project Liberty

Ziad Obermeyer

Associate Professor, Blue Cross of California Distinguished Professor, UC Berkeley

Sally Kornbluth

President, MIT

Karin Kimbrough

Chief Economist, LinkedIn

Nick Romeo

UC Berkeley, Graduate School of Journalism, and the New Yorker magazine

Zeynep Ton

Professor of the Practice, MIT Sloan

Elisabeth Reynolds

Lecturer, MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning


Simon Johnson

Faculty Co-Director

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