Examine new ways to think about work in light of the changes prompted by the pandemic.
In the Fall of 2020 and Winter of 2021, Stanford Graduate School of Business’ Prof. Brian Lowery hosted a series of critical and high visibility conversations to examine the way race interacts with structures of power, and how systemic racism manifests itself in institutions and our daily lives. Each conversation is available here and as a podcast.
Data and information monopolies in the information era
We live in a time of mass data gathering, not just on the part of private corporations, but also by governing bodies the world over.
As the era of Web 2.0 came to dominate, so too did tech companies’ influence on our lives.
As polarization, misinformation, and doubt in science rise, what will be the consequences for people and the world?
Climate change, a pandemic, inequality, all demand that we examine the economic systems and structures we are operating within. In this time of unprecedented change, how might we reimagine work?
Given the ever-more connected world we live in, how should we reimagine the economy?
As the wealth divide continues to deepen and class and race inequities are exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the American dream of upward mobility has been called into question.
While the form of this debate has changed with the times, the underlying question remains the same: who is responsible?
How did the gig economy adapt through the pandemic? Might it provide a model to reimagine work post COVID?
What does the future of worker protections look like? How can we protect dignity and fairness in work?
How many more ways are workers held captive by work? Who will see the benefits of this new flexibility? Is the office done for good?
In a republic and capitalist economy that depends on an educated citizenry, how should we reimagine education at this critical time?
As we continue to adapt to COVID, who will own the decision power to reimagine work?
How might we reimagine work with a view to better equity post-COVID? Featuring Brian Lowery and Aquilina Soriano Versoza.
Is healthcare a privilege or a right? What factors contribute to the disparities in health among racial/ethnic and gender groups?
Games are serious business. From the schoolyard to professional leagues, sports are a ubiquitous presence in our society.
The history of race can be seen in our diets and the hands that touch the food we eat--68% of farm workers and 50% of food service and preparation workers are people of color.
Music connects us, but like many things also seems to fall along racial cleavages, telling us where and to whom we belong. But, creativity rarely respects arbitrary barriers.
The planning decisions we made in the past haunt us in the broad inequities we experience today. How can we make better decisions for the future?
How do we account for the continuation of this educational divide, what are its consequences, and what, if anything, can we do about it?
Challenges to the environment disproportionately affect communities of color. Have healthy environments become a privilege?
Today, it seems much less uncomfortable to talk about what it means to be white. What does it mean to be white? Who gets to be white and why?
American society has undervalued Black lives. What will it take for America to live up to its principles of liberty and justice for all?