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Please join us at Harvard Law School’s Wasserstein Hall, Room 209 from 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm ET on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 for an [in-person/hybrid] event for a book discussion related to Democratize Work: The Case for Reorganizing the Economy, published in May 2022 by the University of Chicago Press.
The event will consist of two parts: first, a presentation by two of the co-editors of Democratize Work, followed by a panel discussion of leading scholars of democracy and labor on the themes presented in the book.
Speakers: Opening Presentation: conducted by Isabelle Ferreras (University of Louvain/Harvard Labor and Worklife Program) and Julie Battilana (HBS /HKS-SICI).
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