Economic Democracy Initiative's Global Forum on Democratizing Work
Deadline Expired on October 7, 2021Economic Democracy Initiative's Global Forum on Democratizing Work
October 5-7, Online
OSUN's Economic Democracy Initiative (EDI) is pleased to sponsor the upcoming Global Forum on Democratizing Work, held online October 5-7 and featuring leading economists, such as Thomas Piketty, Dani Rodrick, and Jayati Ghosh and New Republic journalist Kate Aronoff.
Following the Democratizing Work op-ed turned manifesto published one year ago in more than 43 newspapers, in 27 languages and 36 countries, the first-ever Global Forum on Democratizing Work brings together experts from around the world for three days of discussions on the urgency of democratizing work.
The central lesson of the COVID crisis is that working people are much more than resources.
From the Democratizing Work Manifesto:
"Human health and the care of the most vulnerable cannot be governed by market forces alone. If we leave these things solely to the market, we run the risk of exacerbating inequalities to the point of forfeiting the very lives of the least advantaged. How to avoid this unacceptable situation?"
The Global Forum provides the answer: by democratizing, decommodifying and decarbonizing work. That is, by involving employees in workplace decision-making, by guaranteeing useful employment to all, and by marshaling our collective strength and efforts to preserve life on the planet.
The forum brings together over 380 speakers from 6 continents presenting 100 panel discussions in 9 languages. Each day focuses on one of the Democratizing Work manifesto’s three principles: democratizing work, decommodifying work, and decarbonizing work.
Featuring voices from academia, trade unions, progressive flanks of the business community, the public sector, environmental activism, human rights advocacy organizations, and journalism, the Global Forum is a truly global event going far beyond a conventional academic conference.
EDI is not only co-sponsoring the event; EDI staff and student fellows are participating in these urgent conversations alongside many OSUN-affiliated faculty from across the globe. EDI encourages all those within OSUN and beyond to join the Global Forum, which is free and now open for registration!
Confirmed speakers include:
- Thomas Piketty (Paris School of Economics)
- Katharina Pistor (Columbia University)
- Dani Rodrik (Harvard University)
- Jayati Ghosh (University of Massachusetts-Amherst, United Nations High-Level Advisory Board on Economic, Social Affairs)
- Achille Mbembe (University of Witwatersrand)
- Jane Mansbridge (Harvard University)
- Juliet Schor (Boston College)
- Anthony Kwame Appiah (New York University)
- Debra Satz (Stanford College)
- Lukas Lehner (INET, Oxford University)
- Lawrence Lessig (Harvard University)
- Claudia Chwalisz (OECD)
- Daniel Aldana Cohen (University of California, Berkeley)
- Sanjay Pinto (Cornell University, Rutgers University)
- Kate Aronoff (New Republic)
- Sara Nelson (CWA, AFL-CIO)
- Aurore Lalucq (European Parliament)
- Iñigo Albizuri Landazabal (Mondragon Corporation)
- Robin Hahnel (American University)
- Jason Hickel (Royal Society of Arts)
For more information, contact: Pavlina R Tcherneva, Director, OSUN-EDI or Terry Roethlein, OSUN Communications
Cross Reference: Conference,Opportunities,Human Rights