KA EXTRA: The Future of Work with Metin Hakverdi

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
The German Society of Pennsylvania 611 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123
United States

 We are proud and happy to welcome Metin Hakverdi to the German Society for a talk within the KA Extra Series on Thursday, February 28th at 6:00 PM in the Library. Mr. Hakverdi is member of the German Bundestag and the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD).   

Mr. Hakverdi’s talk will be focused around The Future of Work. Work has evolved immensely since the industrial revolution, and continues to evolve even more rapidly with every new technological development. This growth raises all kinds of new questions and challenges for society: Who will work in the future, and for how long? Which professions will be in demand? How will global powers prepare their societies and workforces for these inevitable changes? And what implications will there be for businesses? 

The evening will begin with hors d’eourves and refreshments at 6:00 PM, followed by Mr. Hakverdi’s presentation at 6:30 PM. After the presentation, stay tuned for a Q&A session. Please RSVP to [email protected] or call 215-627-2332 to let us know if you will attend.

This presentation was made possible by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation and is co-sponsored by the German-American Chamber of Commerce in Philadelphia. The Friedrich Ebert Foundation is a non-profit German foundation committed to the advancement of public policy issues in the spirit of the basic values of social democracy through education, research, and international cooperation. You can read more about them on their website, http://www.fesdc.org/.

Metin Hakverdi has been a member of the German Bundestag since 2013. He went to High School in Simi Valley, California, from 1985–86, studied law at the Christian-Albrecht- University in Kiel and the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, and was licensed to practice as a lawyer in 2000. Hakverdi joined the SPD in 2002. He was a member of the Parliament of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg from 2008 to 2013, where he was on the Budget Committee and the Committee of Public Companies and Assets. In the Bundestag, he is a member of the Committee for the affairs of the European Union and the Finance Committee. Hakverdi is Chairman of the Working Group on USA/North America within the SPD Parliamentary Group. He is a member of the German–U.S. Parliamentary Friendship Group in the German Bundestag, the Atlantik-Brücke e.V., and Global Bridges e.V.

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