Upcoming Sessions

Seating is limited and registration is required. After you register, you will receive an email with a meeting invitation to confirm your seat.

Spring 2019 Seminars

  • Professor Ticona

    Inequality in the Gig Economy - Who is left out of the “Future of Work”?

    Professor Julia Ticona, Ph.D.July 12

    Companies like Uber have garnered a lot of attention for their disruptive technology, but other gig economy companies, like those offering care and domestic cleaning services, have mostly stayed under the radar. This seminar will interrogate these gaps in attention, exploring historical changes in how different types of labor are valued, especially that of women and people of color, and the role of technology in shaping these changes. Professor Julia Ticona , Ph.D., will present new research that examines the similarities and differences in the ways technology is deployed to manage workers in different sectors of the gig economy, and the ways this shapes workers’ experiences.

    Julia Ticona|labor|right
  • Professor Peter Conti-Brown

    The Future of Marijuana Banking

    Professor Peter Conti-BrownJuly 19
    A recent market intelligence report asserts that the U.S. cannabis market will approach $23 billion in sales by 2023. But the full economic benefits of that growth, particularly with respect to the raising of significant tax revenues, cannot be had unless the way is cleared for giving cannabis-related industries access to traditional banking services. Professor Peter Conti-Brown of the Wharton School, whose areas of expertise include financial regulation, administrative law, and central banking, will discuss possible pathways forward, focusing on what actions Congress and the various financial regulators, including the Federal Reserve, could take in navigating between state sovereignty vs. federal marijuana enforcement, as well as balancing the desire for reaping the rewards of a growing industry against the need to root out bad actors.left|Peter Conti-Brown|regulation