Future of Work, Automation, and the Global Labor Market

Cooperation with the Young Transatlantic Initiative and the Economic Association MIT


March 8th, 2018

19.30 Transatlantic Debate: Germany and the US in the digital age – Common interests, common goals?

- Cooperation with the Young Transatlantic Initiative and the Economic Association MIT -

Key Note: Chinese Economic and Trade Challenges to the West: Prospects and Consequences from a U.S.-German Perspective

Thomas J. Duesterberg, Hudson Institute


March 9th, 2018

09.15 Introduction

Paul Linnarz, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

Justin Lakamper, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Washington

09.30 Key Note: “The West and the rest in the digital era”

Thomas J. Duesterberg, Hudson Institute

10.00 - 11.00 Technology and Job Disruption: Implications for Productivity, Wages and Employment

  • German perspective: Philippe Lorenz, Project Manager “Stiftung Neue Verantwortung”

  • American perspective:Derek Khanna, Management Consultant, The Boston Consulting Group

Moderation: Thomas Köster, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

11.00 - 12.00 Homo Deus: Will Humans Merge With Machines?

  • German perspective: Dr. Roland Benedikter, Co-Head, Center for Advanced Studies, Eurac Research Bozen-Bolzano

  • American perspective: Jason Kuznicki, Research Fellow and Editor, Cato Institute

Moderation: David Gregosz, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung


14.30 Intelligent Automation: Opportunities and Challenges

  • German perspective: Adél Holdampf-Wendel, Bitkom (tbc)

  • American perspective:Brian Wesolowski, Chief of Staff, Center for Democracy and Technology

Moderation: Matthias Schäfer, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung


16.00 Human Capital Investment and Enabling the Workforce of the Future

  • American perspective: Samuel Hammond, Poverty and Welfare Policy Analyst, The Niskanen Center

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