Date(s) - January 26, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Navigating the Future of Work in the Age of Pandemics and Social Movements

(Live Event)

1526 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036

this event will be simulcast online

Join DC LERA for its first post-COVID Live event* at the Woman’s National Democratic Club for the sixth in a series on Return to Work sponsored by the US-Canada Office of the International Labor Organization.  We will hear from Melissa Fisher, Visiting Scholar, New York University Institute for Public Knowledge, New York.


 Moderated by Incoming DC LERA President David Jacobs (2022)



Melissa Fisher, a cultural anthropologist, is a Visiting Scholar at New York University’s Institute for Public Knowledge, an Associate Researcher in the Department of Social Anthropology at Stockholm University, a Distinguished Principal Research Fellow at the Conference Board, and an Adjunct Professor in the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. She is an expert on globalization, organizations, inequality, and work. Her first book, a co-edited volume, Frontiers of Capital: Ethnographic Reflections on the New Economy (Duke University Press, 2006) explored economic and technological innovations at the turn of the millennium. Wall Street Women (Duke University Press 2012) her second, examines the first generation of women in finance. She is working on a book about the future of work in the age of pandemics and social movements. Melissa’s research has been profiled by The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, NPR, the BBC, and other media outlets. She serves on a number of advisory bodies, including the Women Creating Change Leadership Council at Columbia University’s Center for the Study of Social Difference, and is a US Delegate to the W20 which advises the G20 on gender issues.

Registration and Cost

Live luncheon: $20 for members and non-members, $0 for students. The webinar will be complementary. To register for this event, please submit your booking below.

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Ticket Type Price Spaces
Current DC LERA Member Ticket
Seat for the Live luncheon located at 1526 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036
Non DC LERA Member Ticket
Seat for the Live luncheon located at 1526 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036
Student seating for Live Luncheon
Student seat for the Live luncheon located at 1526 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036
Registration for online viewing
If you would like to view the event but are unable to join us you can view the event live with this ticket

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