July 27 @ NDN - Ambassador Karen Kornbluh on Jobs for the Future

On July 27, NDN will host the United States' Ambassador to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Karen Kornbluh. Ambassador Kornbluh, who previously served as Senator Barack Obama's Policy Director and as Deputy Chief of Staff at the Treasury Department, will discuss recent research on youth unemployment and what the US is doing at the OECD to address the high levels of youth unemployment brought on by the Great Recession.

Karen KornbluhAcross the vast majority of advanced industrialized economies, youth unemployment is far higher than unemployment in the general population. The OECD reports that in 2009 youth employment dropped more than employment for low-skilled workers, and, according to a Pew study released in February, 37% of the American millennial generation, those 18-29 years old, are unemployed or out of the workforce, "the highest share among this age group in more than three decades."

Extended unemployment following college graduation can have long-lasting career and life implications. Additionally, there exists great uncertainty as to how the advanced industrialized economies will create the jobs of the 21st century that can deliver prosperity to this emerging generation.

Ambassador Kornbluh will be joined by Dr. Robert Shapiro, Chair of NDN's Globalization Initiative and former Under Secretary of Commerce for Economic Affairs.

Ambassador Karen Kornbluh on "Jobs for the Future"
Tuesday, July 27 @ 12pm
NDN - 729 15th St NW, First Floor
RSVP  |  A live webcast will begin at 12:15pm

I hope you will join us for this important discussion.