Upcoming Events

May 2, 2019: Financial Health for the Future of Work
with Usman Ahmed, Head of Global Public Policy, PayPal

The future of work debate has sparked a set of important conversations about how to change fundamental institutions like health care, pensions, and labor organiza­tion. Retail financial services must similarly adapt to changes in the way in which peo­ple will be earning an income in the future. This conversation with Usman Ahmed, Head of Global Public Policy at PayPal, will look at new research that PayPal has released analyzing the intersection of future of work issues like automation and gig work with financial health issues like savings gaps and credit access.

Usman Ahmed is the Head of Global Public Policy at PayPal Inc. His work covers a variety of global issues including financial services regulation, innovation, international trade, and entrepreneurship. He has given talks on these subjects at conferences and universities around the world and has published in the World Economic Forum Global Information Technology Report, Journal of World Trade, and the Michigan Journal of International Law. Ahmed is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law School where he teaches courses on international law and policy issues related to the Internet. Prior to PayPal, Usman worked at a number of policy think tanks in the Washington DC area focusing on good governance issues. Ahmed earned his JD from University of Michigan, his MA from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, and his BA from University of Maryland.

6:00 - 7:00 pm Wine and Light Snacks
7:00 - 8:00 pm Talk and Q/A
8:00 - 9:00 pm Network & Socialize
Location: 570 Lexington, NYC


This evening on The Future of Work is hosted by Cornell ILR's Institute for Workplace Studies and co-sponsored by Cornell Annual Fund Programs, Leadership Giving Volunteer Initiatives.