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SESSION 1 Queen's Int'l Institute on Social Policy - BUILDING BACK BETTER: Forging a post-pandemic social contract

Tuesday, August 25, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
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BUILDING BACK BETTER: Forging a post-pandemic social contract that works for all

A weekly series of on-line moderated discussions between August 25 and September 10, 2020

Queen’s International Institute on Social Policy is thrilled to celebrate 25 years of leading social policy discussions of national importance.  Under the overarching theme - Building Back Better: forging a post-pandemic social contract that works for all - the 2020 Queen’s social policy conference will explore how Canada and other OECD countries can rethink and reset critical building blocks of social policy in light of the fault lines exposed by the current crisis.

From Response to Recovery to Reform - Toward a new Social Contract?

The Covid-19 pandemic is exposing and exacerbating vulnerabilities in our current economic and social models particularly related to income inequality and precarious work.  It is shedding light on the interdependence of economic prosperity and social and health security. What lessons is this crisis teaching us and how can advanced economies like Canada ‘build back better’?

Speaker: Daron Acemoglu, M.I.T. Institute Professor,, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Moderator:  Margaret Biggs, Matthews Fellow in Global Public Policy, Queen's University

Chris Cornish
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