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August 12, 2020

To preserve our democratic freedoms, let’s cultivate service-minded, thoughtful citizens

Students studying in a library

By Jamie Merisotis

The work of the future will demand that people hone their human traits and capabilities to distinguish their work from that of smart machines. We’re long used to robots welding on the factory floor and ATMs dispensing cash. But with advances in automation, technology and artificial intelligence, machines will soon do most jobs and aspects of jobs that are repeatable.

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July 13, 2020

Ditchley Summer Project: A Virtual Fireside Discussion with Jamie

Jamie in online conversation with Natasha Whitmill

By Ditchley Foundation

The Ditchley Summer Project is three weeks of diverse discussions, talks, workshops, performances and music with an extraordinary cast of speakers and panelists designed to help members of the Ditchley community ‘think new things and make new connections’ in order to have an impact on a world we need to remake.

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July 10, 2020

College enrollment could very well go up this fall—yes up!—but the system is still broken and we urgently need to fix these five areas

Student at desk writing

By Jamie Merisotis

Since the pandemic gained steam back in March, the drumbeat of stories about higher education’s impending demise has been nonstop. It’s true that some schools will be losers in the battle for students and resources. But don’t be surprised if overall enrollment, one of the sector’s most watched vital signs, doesn’t take a surprising turn this fall.

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July 2, 2020

How to Build a Post-Pandemic America


By Jamie Merisotis and Jesse O'Connell

The Works Progress Administration (WPA), a federal agency created in 1935 to address the nation’s then-worst economic catastrophe, is getting a fresh look as we think about how to help millions of Americans left jobless in the pandemic.

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