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10:00 am

Congressional Briefing on Automation and the Workforce

November 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Robots and other rapidly developing technologies have raised new fears about the future of work.  Yet this is not the first time that technological innovations have transformed how we make a living.  What can the past tell us about the impact of automation on employment? The briefing will take place Monday, November 13, at 10:00 a.m. … Continue reading Congressional Briefing on Automation and the Workforce

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4:00 pm

Jeffrey Engel on When the World Seemed New: George H.W. Bush and the End of the Cold War

November 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Wilson Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW,
Washington, DC 20004 United States

The collapse of the European communism shocked the international system. In that perilous moment, Germany reunified, Saddam Hussein chose to invade Kuwait, China cracked down on pro-democracy protesters, the Soviet Union ceased to exist, and regimes throughout Eastern Europe teetered between democratic change and new authoritarians. Facing more international crises in his single White House term … Continue reading Jeffrey Engel on When the World Seemed New: George H.W. Bush and the End of the Cold War

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