The New Future of Work: Future of Education
Monday, March 22, 2021
10–11 a.m. PT
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
As labor market demands change in the wake of COVID-19, how will higher education evolve to prepare the next generation of workers? Can technology and remote learning change the economics of education? How can we equalize access to a college degree? And what skills should young people—and workers displaced by the pandemic—prioritize developing to position themselves for success in the economy of the future?
Watch SF Fed President Mary C. Daly in conversation with Dr. Peter Q. Blair (Harvard Graduate School of Education), Sal Kahn (Kahn Academy), and Dr. Astrid S. Tuminez (Utah Valley University), as they explore these questions and more.
This is the third event in a series of discussions on the new future of work.
About our speakers
Mary C. Daly is president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and helps set American monetary policy as a Federal Open Market Committee participant. Since taking office in 2018, she has committed to making the SF Fed a more community-engaged bank that is transparent and responsive to the people it serves.
Dr. Peter Q. Blair is on the faculty in the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University where he co-directs the Project on Workforce. He serves as a Faculty Research Fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and the Principal Investigator of the BE-Lab. His research group focuses on the link between the future of work and the future of education, labor market discrimination, occupational licensing, and residential segregation. Dr. Blair received his doctorate in Applied Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, his master’s degree in Theoretical Physics from Harvard University, and his bachelor’s degree in physics and mathematics from Duke University. He is the youngest of his parents’ seven sons, and got his start understanding markets by selling fruit and vegetables in the Bahamas in the Nassau Straw Market with his brothers.
Sal Khan is the founder and CEO of Khan Academy, a nonprofit with the mission of providing a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. He is also the founder of Khan Lab School, a nonprofit laboratory school in Mountain View, California. Sal’s interest in education began while he was an undergraduate at MIT. He developed math software for children with ADHD and tutored fourth- and seventh-grade public school students in Boston. He holds three degrees from MIT and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Khan Academy offers free lessons in math, science, history, grammar, and many more subjects for students from kindergarten through college. Today Khan Academy supports more than 200 school districts in the U.S., and more than 100 million registered users access Khan Academy in over 40 languages from more than 190 countries.
Dr. Astrid S. Tuminez is the seventh president of Utah Valley University (UVU). She was born in a farming village in the Philippine province of Iloilo. When she was two years old, her parents moved their family to the slums of Iloilo City, seeking better educational opportunities for their children. Dr. Tuminez’s pursuit of education took her to Brigham Young University in the United States, where she graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in international relations and Russian literature. She later earned a master’s degree in Soviet studies from Harvard University and a doctorate in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Before UVU, Dr. Tuminez was an executive at Microsoft; served as vice dean of research at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore; and worked in philanthropy and venture capital in New York City. She has three children with her husband, Jeffrey S. Tolk. In her spare time, she enjoys running, dancing, and traveling.