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810 | Education for the Gig Economy
810 | Education for the Gig Economy
Saturday, November 11 | 3 - 4 PM
Chicago Cultural Center
Claudia Cassidy Theater
77 E Randolph St | Chicago, IL | 60603
  • Members: $12
  • Public: $15
  • Students and Teachers: $10

For years, Cathy N. Davidson has been writing and thinking about how we learn in the contemporary world. The idea of education as a public good was a pillar of the American democratic experiment, peaking with the growth of the great state universities system after WWII. Since then, that vision has been in decline. Davidson, director of the Futures Initiative at CUNY, envisions a bold new concept for higher education—one in which creativity, collaboration, innovation, and improvisational adaptability replace traditional majors and minors as building blocks for success in the “gig economy.”

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A book signing will follow this program.


Cathy N. Davidson directs the Futures Initiative at the Graduate Center, CUNY. Appointed by President Obama to the National Council on the Humanities, she also sits on the Board of Directors of Mozilla. She has written for the Wall Street Journal and Fast Company, among other publications. The 2016 recipient of the Ernest L. Boyer Award for Significant Contributions to Higher Education, Davidson’s latest book is The New Education: How to Revolutionize the University to Prepare Students for a World in Flux. She lives in New York, New York.

  • On sale to members on 9/19 at 10am and on sale to public on 9/26 at 10am.
  • The New Education
  • 09-05-2017