The Way Forward: The Future of Work and Education


May 5, 2020, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM EDT
Virtual event hosted by The Atlantic in collaboration with Chatham House, Emerson Collective, and the Peterson Institute for International Economics, and underwritten by Churchill Capital Corp.

Wendy Kopp (Teach For All), Rachel Carlson (Guild Education), Saadia Zahidi (World Economic Forum) and Lawrence H. Summers (Harvard University)

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Event Summary

The Peterson Institute for International Economics, in collaboration with Chatham House and the Emerson Collective, held the second session of "The Way Forward," a new initiative hosted by The Atlantic, on May 5, 2020, at 1:30 pm ET. In this session, a diverse group of experts assessed what the pandemic has revealed about inequities in our modern workforce, how COVID-19 might change how and where we work, and how our education system can evolve to create meaningful career pathways in an increasingly digital era. The speakers included:

Wendy Kopp, CEO and Co-founder of Teach For All
Rachel Carlson, Guild Education
Saadia Zahidi, Managing Director, New Economy and Society, World Economic Forum
Lawrence H. Summers, Charles W. Eliot Professor and President Emeritus, Harvard University; and Vice Chair, Board of Directors, Peterson Institute for International Economics

This on-the-record discussion was moderated by The Atlantic.

Future events in the series (dates and times to be announced):
• Covid-19 and the global commitment to reduce carbon emissions to net zero by 2050
• Democracy under threat: Will liberal democracy pass the pandemic test?



About This Series

The Way Forward is an initiative hosted by The Atlantic in collaboration with the Peterson Institute for International Economics, Chatham House, and the Emerson Collective.