Has the recession created a new reality for your career plans, your business, and/or your family? Then, you may want to glean front-row information from “How the Great Recession Has Narrowed Our Futures . . . And What We Can Do About It,” a free symposium sponsored by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at New Jersey’s Rutgers University.
There is no charge for this November 30, 2011, event, but seating is limited and registration is required and must be done by November 21, 2011. Registration can be done online.
Don Peck, features editor of The Atlantic Magazine is keynote
The keynote speaker is Don Peck, the Features Editor of The Atlantic Magazine, whose authoritative and analytical voice addresses key, workforce and societal questions posed in his new book, Pinched, and in his galvanizing Atlantic cover stories on “How a New Jobless Era Will Transform America,” and “Can the Middle Class Be Saved?” that explore the profound economic changes reshaping the nation’s core institutions and impacting millions of lives.
Don Peck will describe the accumulating deficit of skills and damaging impacts that each year of high unemployment imposes on the U.S. economy, making recovery harder to achieve. In examining the long shadow of the recession, he provides insight into how policymakers are overestimating the risks of taking aggressive action and doing too little to encourage meaningful job growth.
Q&A follows author’s presentation
Don Peck’s remarks will be followed by a question-and-answer session with the audience, and a book signing for Pinched: How the Great Recession Has Narrowed Our Futures – and What We Can Do About It, which was published by Crown this past August.
The moderator throughout the event will be Dr. Carl Van Horn, Director of the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development.
Reception and presentation times
The provocative and timely, November 30, 2011, presentation is part of the Heldrich Conversations Series. There will be a 6:30 p.m. reception followed at 7:00 p.m. with a full presentation and book signing opportunity. “How the Great Recession Has Narrowed Our Futures . . . And What We Can Do About It” will be held at the New Brunswick-based Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, 30 Livingston Avenue, in the Roosevelt-Perkins Room on the 2nd Floor.
High school and community college educators
Do you have students studying the present economic crisis in the United States? Are you discussing in class the ripple effects of the recession? Then, direct them to enlarge their perspectives through this unique symposium opportunity, where they can listen, first hand, to award-winning journalist, editor, and author, Don Peck, as he speaks about economics and culture with a strategic focus on modern times and the current recession’s societal repercussions.
Parents can bolster supplemental learning and leadership insight
Economics is critical content for 21st century learners. Through this Heldrich Center opportunity, parents seeking to provide supplementary learning and to bolster leadership insights in their learners can expose them to Don Peck’s compelling insights on how the current economic climate bears long-lasting effects that will be felt by those hardest hit for the remainder of their professional lives.
The John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development is part of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, located at 30 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901. “How the Great Recession Has Narrowed Our Futures . . . And What We Can Do About It” will be held in the Roosevelt-Perkins Room on the 2nd Floor. Rutgers University maps are available online.
Empower wise thinking and choices
The transformational nature of major, societal events are not mere political rhetoric. They are cultural catalysts with real consequences. Well-grounded knowledge can best equate to wise, personal and business actions in response to understanding the inevitable effects of transformational events.
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