Posted by Jeff MeisnerEditor, Microsoft on the Issues
Yesterday, Microsoft, in partnership with The Atlantic, held a digital town hall at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. The town hall focused on jobs and how to educate the next generation to compete in the 21st century economy.
During the town hall, AtlanticLIVE Editor-in-Chief Steve Clemons moderated a panel on re-thinking higher education in America. He also took a few minutes to discuss the town hall and the challenges facing young people today as they enter the work force over the next several years.
Earlier today, Microsoft, in partnership with The Atlantic, held a digital town hall at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. The town hall focused on jobs and how to educate the next generation to compete in the 21st century economy.
Brad Smith, Microsoft’s general counsel and executive vice president of Legal & Corporate Affairs, participated in the town hall, which was moderated by PBS NewsHour Senior Correspondent Judy Woodruff. After the program, Brad took a few moments to discuss the town hall and the Microsoft-commissioned International Youth Foundation report issued earlier today.
Yesterday, Microsoft had the opportunity to sit down and talk with Bill Reese, president and CEO of the International Youth Foundation, an organization whose mission is to help young people prepare to be healthy, productive and engaged citizens.
During his interview, Bill spoke about the role education plays in helping to improve the lives of youth all around the world as well as the Opportunity for Action report, which focuses on barriers to opportunity for global youth.
Join The Atlantic and Microsoft for a live digital town hall discussion on how to educate the next generation of Americans to compete in the 21st century economy at 8:45 a.m. ET on March 27. In the video below, Fred Humphries, Microsoft's vice president of U.S. government affairs, talks about tomorrow's panel and what will be discussed at the town hall:
Top policymakers, academics and business leaders will share their thoughts on how we can provide students with the skills they need to keep America competitive and improve economic opportunities for tomorrow’s workforce.
Posted by Fred HumphriesVice President, U.S. Government Affairs, Microsoft
As our country continues to rebound from the global economic crisis, more and more attention is being paid to our future – and in particular the future of the next generation. Will they have the tools and resources they need to succeed in a 21st century economy?
The challenges facing youth vary from community to community, but a fundamental challenge is emerging across the world. While some young people are thriving and succeeding in the classroom and out, others are struggling because they lack the education, skills or opportunities they need to succeed.
On March 27, Microsoft, in partnership with The Atlantic, will host a live digital town hall discussion with influential thought leaders on how we can address this opportunity divide to ensure that today’s generation can compete in tomorrow’s world.