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Ghanem to address The Village Chicago on the Future of Work

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Provost Salma Ghanem will be the featured speaker Tuesday, Aug. 31, as The Village Chicago examines the role of higher education will play in the Future of Work.

Salma Ghanem

The conversation between Ghanem and two fellow academics, who are also Village Chicago members, will take place from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. This online session is open to the public, and registration is free.

Ghanem will address questions from Roman Dumiak, executive-in-residence at DePaul's Innovation Development Laboratory and David Baker, the executive director of America’s Urban Campus and a former vice president at Illinois Institute of Technology.

Topics that this trio will discuss include how changes in educational curricula, pedagogy, and delivery are meshing with equally swift evolution in the workplace, as well as challenges presented by changing demographics, politics and global competition. The session will conclude with questions from the audience for Ghanem.

The Village Chicago is a social organization for people age 50 and older. Founded by residents of the Seminary Townhomes, which are located near the School of Music on the Lincoln Park Campus, the group has a long-standing relationship with DePaul. Its Future of Work series examines emerging technologies and trends, with insights from leading experts.