What should our social contract look like that better connects with the challenges of the 21st century? This is the question that Lady Minouche Shafik, director of the London School of Economics, will address in her keynote lecture.
The world today is again experiencing fundamental changes and challenges, putting the social contract between individuals, companies, civil society and the state under pressure. Technological changes, including automation and artificial intelligence, are generating unequal benefits. Changing gender roles are impacting household and labor market dynamics. Aging populations are putting pressures on health care systems and pensions, and climate change is generating new risks and challenges, particularly for young generations.