Joint Center News: March 2019

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Joint Center News: March 2019

This is the second edition of our new approach to staying in touch with you! Each month, we’ll have three separate newsletters—one on each of the following topics: 1) economic studies / future of work; 2) political studies / Hill diversity; and 3) a catch-all we’re calling “Joint Center Roundup.” Check out our economic news / future of work highlights below. 


Economic Studies: Future of Work

 
 
Joint Center Economic Policy Director Jessica Fulton joined panels on jobs and economy in relation to autonomous vehicles (here) and another on undergraduate opportunities for hopeful economists (here).
 
The Joint Center’s monthly discussion on Black jobs was hosted by Workforce Policy Director Harin Contractor, and featured NC Budget & Tax Center Policy Analyst Brian Kennedy, and Dēmos Economist Algernon Austin. Follow the discussion here.
 
 
Stop marginalizing African Americans in public higher education. Spencer wrote this op-ed for the National Newspaper Publishers Association (the Black publisher’s association), and the piece was published in several Black newspapers across the U.S.
 
Calling on the U.S. House and U.S. Senate to embed civil rights principles in online privacy debate, hearings, and legislation, the Joint Center and several civil rights organizations sent a letter to the Chairs and Ranking Members of the Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee, the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and both the Senate and House Judiciary Committees. Read the letter here.
 

The Joint Center is looking for an Economic Policy AnalystEvents Manager, and a Senior Fellow for Diversity & Inclusion. Details here.
 
 
 
 
"We can’t pretend that the technology companies are set up to work in the public interest," said Ford Foundation President Darren Walker in this piece about the emerging public interest technology movement. Read it here.
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This is the second edition of our new approach to staying in touch with you! Each month, we’ll have three separate newsletters—one on each of the following topics: 1) economic studies / future of work; 2) political studies / Hill diversity; and 3) a catch-all we’re calling “Joint Center Roundup.” Check out our economic news / future of work highlights below. 


Economic Studies: Future of Work