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Calling all thought leaders in Einstein’s Alley…

America is in the throes of a demographic overhaul. Huge generation gaps have opened up in our political and social values, our economic well-being, our family structure, our racial and ethnic identity, our gender norms, our religious affiliation, and our technology use. By mid-century, the population of the United States will be majority non-white and our median age will edge above 40-both unprecedented milestones.

Join in the discussion of the Future of Work as we hear about our changing society from Paul Taylor, author of The Next America, star political reporter, and Pew Research executive and Carl Van Horn, Director of the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development.

Einstein’s Alley Institute

The Future of Work – Part 1

How does Demographics Affect Work in the Future?

Looking through the Lens of
Technology, Economics and Society

The Future of Work will go beyond job growth and American competitiveness to look at the nature of work in a new way in a technology driven, hyperconnected, global world.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 4PM

at Rutgers’ Heldrich Center for Workforce Development
in New Brunswick, NJ.



$65 Early Bird rate through October 31
Registration includes copies of Taylor’s and Van Horn’s new Books
Parking Garage Across the Street

The America of the near future will look nothing like the America of the recent past.

As business, technology and policy leaders, we must explore these demographic trends and try to predict how they will affect employees and employers, individual careers and organizations.

Paul Taylor, recently mentioned in the NYTimes Magazine as “a star reporter for the Washington Post” and the author of The Next America, a new book examining generations and the country’s changing demographics, and Carl Van Horn, founding director of the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, will challenge us to factor these trends into our thinking about the future of society, the future of education and the future of work.

Join in for this fascinating discussion at the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development on Wednesday, Nov. 12 at 4PM.

Paul Taylor is a senior fellow at the Pew Research Center. Interviewed on The Daily Show, the headliner at many conferences, he headed up the Pew team whose research is the basis for The Next America.

Taylor previously served as Pew’s executive vice president, where he oversaw demographic, social and generational research.  He was a newspaper reporter for 25 years, the last 14 at the Washington Post, where he covered national politics and served as a foreign correspondent.

From 1992-1995, he was the Post’s bureau chief in South Africa and reported on the historic transformation from apartheid to democracy.

He covered four U.S. presidential campaigns. Taylor is also the author of See How They Run (Knopf, 1990) and co-author of The Old News Versus the New News (Twentieth Century Fund, 1992).

He twice served as the visiting Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton University, in 1989 and 1995.

Carl Van Horn is a widely recognized expert on workforce, human resources, and employment policy issues with extensive experience in public and private sector policy making. Van Horn is the founding director of the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, one of the nation’s leading academic centers on workforce policy and practice. Van Horn is a Professor of Public Policy at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy.

He has written over 90 articles and 15 books, including the recently released paperback Working Scared (Or Not at All): The Lost Decade, Great Recession, and Restoring the Shattered American Dream and the fourth edition of Politics and Public Policy: Strategic Actors and Policy Domains. He is frequently sought by national media for his views on labor, workforce, and economic issues.