As U.S. lawmakers and businesses work to rebuild the economy following the COVID-19 pandemic, the challenge is to strengthen the workforce, raise productivity, and build a more resilient system. In a time of disruptive change, with technological and social developments still lurking around the corner, investing in the human capital of American workers will be key.
The Nordic countries are known for their significant investments in human capital, including workforce development, paid family leave, and the social safety net. What do those countries tell us about how to foster a workforce that is able to skill up and adapt, and how to ensure that workplaces better benefit women, men, and families?
Join the Bipartisan Policy Center, the Nordic Center of UC-Berkeley, and the Embassies of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden for a webinar on the lessons the United States can draw from the Nordic countries for building resiliency into the post-COVID economy.
H.E. Lone Dencker Wisborg
Ambassador of Denmark to the U.S.
H.E. Bergdís Ellertsdóttir
Ambassador of Iceland to the U.S.
Panel discussion with:
Executive Director of the Nordic Center, Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley
Associate Director of the Economic Policy Project, BPC
Professor in Sociology, University of Oslo
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Washington University in St. Louis
Additional participants to be announced
In light of restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, BPC events have shifted to all remote formats, such as video teleconferences or calls.