Work in Transition

Work in Transition Technology, Policy, Ethics, and Culture graphic.

«  The 2023 IPEC lecture series, "Work in Transition,” explores the transforming world of work
from key perspectives: the long view of the history of work; the emergence of new forms of
work; the challenges of the new workplace; and what work might look like to build a better
world. »

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James Suzman

James Suzman


with discussant Jennifer Rachels, Adjunct Instructor, Social Sciences


"The Changing World of Work: Lessons From Our Deep Past"

Tuesday, March 14, 7:00 PM Eastern Time

Laura Whaley and Ryan Stygar

Ryan Stygar & Laura Whaley

Social Media Producers

with discussants Sonia Goltz, Professor Organizational Behavior, College of Business and Susanna Peters, Associate Teaching Professor




"TikTok Takes the Office: Innovative Producers Share Insights on the Future of Work"

Thursday, March 16, 7:00 PM Eastern Time

Matt Beane

Matt Beane

Assistant Professor, Technology Management

with discussant Jason Archer, Assistant Professor, Communication and Media Technologies


"How AI Technology Impacts the Future of Work"

Tuesday, March 21, 7:00 PM Eastern Time

Leanne Simpson

Leanne Simpson

Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg Scholar, Writer, and Artist

with discussant Valoree Gagnon, Director, University-Indigenous Community Partnerships, Great Lakes Research Center; Assistant Professor, College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science


"The Work of World Building"

Tuesday, March 28, 7:00 PM Eastern Time