Dr. Robert L. Hawkins Appointed to US-EU Working Group on the Future of Work
By NYU Silver Communications OfficeMar 17, 2021
Will participate in 1.5-year Transatlantic exchange funded by the European Commission
The German Marshall Fund of the United States, in partnership with Bruegel, an economic think-tank in Brussels Belgium, has invited Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and McSilver Associate Professor in Poverty Studies Robert L. Hawkins to participate in the transatlantic working group Building Partnerships on the Future of Work.
According to Steven Bosacker, Director of the German Marshall Fund’s GMF Cities program, the working group will bring together 30 senior American and European policymakers, academics, trade union representatives, and civil society leaders to promote the exchange of views and best practices in the area, with a focus on labor market change and the future of social protection policies. It is funded by the European Commission for a term of 1.5 years.
In addition to the wider working group, Dr. Hawkins will participate in a subgroup of five Americans and five Europeans focused on social protection. Other 10-member subgroups will focus on technology as a driver of change in the future of work, and the inequality challenge and the role of social partners in addressing it.
The goal of the working group, said Mr. Bosacker in his invitation to Dr. Hawkins, is “to stimulate discussion, cooperation, mutual understanding, and the formulation of practical and actionable policy recommendations to deal with challenges in the area of the future of work.”
Dr. Hawkins brings to the effort considerable expertise in domestic and international poverty and welfare, social capital use and development, race and social policy, community participatory research, and social policy analysis. He also has extensive programming, research, and teaching expertise in race and racism, diversity, oppression, and privilege. In addition to this new transatlantic working group, he is a member of Sterling Network NYC, a multidisciplinary network of leaders convened by The Robert Sterling Clark Foundation to tackle the challenge of increasing economic mobility across New York City.