Nobel Prize Dialogue

Please note that timings are approximate and this programme is subject to change.

18 May 2021

10:00 - 12:30 SAST

10:00 - 10:50

WELCOME REMARKS

Tawana Kupe and Laura Sprechmann

THE IMPACT OF COVID-19

Irma Eloff, Lebone Nkhumeleni and Christopher Pissarides

SHAPING THE FUTURE

Interview with Christopher Pissarides

TRIBUTE TO ALBERT LUTHULI, NOBEL PEACE PRIZE LAUREATE 1960

Read by Tumeka Matshoba-Ramuedzisi

THE FUTURE OF WORK IN AFRICA

Interview with Akinwumi A. Adesina

10:50 - 11:20

Session 1: The Future of Learning

THE FUTURE OF HIGHER EDUCATION

Brian P. Schmidt

DOES HIGHER EDUCATION NEED TO CHANGE?

Eeva Leinonen and Brian P. Schmidt

11:20 - 12:00

Session 2: The Future of Employment

INTERVIEW WITH JOSEPH STIGLITZ

THE PAST AND FUTURE OF WORK

Talk by Joel Mokyr

THE IMPACT OF TECHNOLOGY

Joel Mokyr and Zainab Usman

12:00 - 12:30

Session 3: The Social and Environmental Impact of Work

INTERVIEW WITH MUHAMMAD YUNUS

THE IMPACT OF WORK

Abhijit Banerjee, Nicky Newton-King and Sharmi Surianarian

12:35 - 13:10 SAST BREAKOUT SESSIONS : 3 Tracks

Track 1

12:35 - 13:10

EDUCATION

Q&A with panellists

The future of learning

Eeva Leinonen and Brian P. Schmidt

Track 2

12:35 - 13:10

EMPLOYMENT

Q&A with panellists

The future of employment

Joel Mokyr and Christopher Pissarides

Track 3

12:35 - 13:10

IMPACT

Q&A with panellists

The social and environmental impact of work

Abhijit Banerjee, Nicky Newton-King and Sharmi Surianarian

13:15 - 14:00 SAST

13:15 - 14:00

FEEDBACK FROM BREAKOUT TRACKS

Alex Antonites, Zozo Dyani-Mhango and Lebone Nkhumeleni

REIMAGINING FUTURE WORK: WHAT WILL MATTER MOST?

Abhijit Banerjee, Christopher Pissarides, Brian P. Schmidt, Andee Uren and Zainab Usman

CLOSING REMARKS

Tawana Kupe

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