MOUNT DESERT — Nancy Gleason will give a talk about education and changes in the job market in the face of increasing automation Wednesday, July 25, at 5:30 p.m., at the Northeast Harbor Library.
Gleason is the author of a new book, “Higher Education in the Era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.”
The book addresses trends in liberal arts integration of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) innovations, the changing role of libraries in the digital age, global trends in youth mobility and the development of lifelong learning programs.
“Offering examples of new frameworks in which collaboration between government, industry and higher education institutions can prevent lagging behind in this fast changing environment, this book is a key read for anyone wanting to understand how the world should respond to the radical technological shifts underway on the frontline of higher education,” organizers of the event said.
Gleason is a senior lecturer in global affairs at Yale-NUS College in Singapore. Prior to joining Yale-NUS, she was a lecturer at Tufts University in Boston. She received her BA from George Washington University’s Elliot School of International Affairs, her M.Sc. from the London School of Economics and her MA from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. In 2011, she received her Ph.D. from the Fletcher School in international relations.
This talk is free and open to the public and there will be a reception. For more information, call the library at 276-3333.