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Sweatshops and Robots: Transitions in Global Labor

November 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

In collaboration with the Global Studies Center

Technological advancement and globalization are having a critical effect on employment and our global economy. Marshall Brain will discuss the effects of automation and intelligent machines as competitors with humans for employment in the labor marketplace. Peter Coclanis will explore the effects and future of global outsourcing of labor.


The Globalization of Labor: In Reverse or Full Speed Ahead?

Peter Coclanis, Albert Ray Newsome Distinguished Professor of History and Director, Global Research Institute

Robotic Nation: Humans and Computers as Competitors in a Labor Marketplace

Marshall Brain, Director of Engineering Entrepreneurs Program, North Carolina State University

The Future of Global Labor

A panel discussion with our speakers


9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, November 18, 2017. The tuition is $65. A meal is not part of this program.

For information about lodging click here.

Co-Sponsored by the General Alumni Association.

For information about GAA discounts and other scholarships available to Humanities Program participants, click here.

Register for this seminar.

Please note: Registered participants will receive an email with all the Dialogues seminar information a week before the program date.



November 18
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Chapel Hill Campus
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