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17: Our work in our future

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Employment law has long struggled to adapt to new forms of employment – who should be responsible for the protection of workers rights, from minimum wage and working time to discrimination law, in today’s fragmented economy? The seminar will examine these fundamental questions which are now returning to public discussion as a result of the rise of so-called ‘crowd-work’, where online platforms match individual workers and customers to perform ‘gigs’, ‘rides’, or ‘tasks’.


Assistant Professor of Communication and Science Studies, University of California, San Diego Chair
Associate Professor of Law, Magdalen College, University of Oxford Chair

LL.M Jeremias PRASSL

Associate Professor of Law, Magdalen College, University of Oxford

 BA Jurisprudence, University of Oxford; University of Paris
 LL.M, Harvard Law School, Cambridge
2010-2012 MSt and D Phil Law, Oxford,
2014 Fellow in Law & Associate Professor, Magdalen College, Oxford
 Visiting Research and Teaching Positions, Columbia University, New York; UCL, London; Max Planck Institut, Hamburg;
 Yale Law School, New Haven; Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna; University of Vienna
2017 Deputy Director, Institute of European and Comparative Law, Oxford

Seminar Week

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17:00 - 17:30Opening of the European Forum Alpbach 2018Plenary
17:30 - 18:15Opening speechPlenary
19:00 - 21:00Presentation of the seminarsPlenary


Seminar 01: The EU and its eastern and southern neighbours: resilience as a strategic prioritySeminar
Seminar 02: Digital transformation: Opportunities, risks, sustainability and resilienceSeminar
Seminar 03: Gender dynamics in changing societiesSeminar
Seminar 04: Imminent climate shocks - Resilience and diversity in climate changeSeminar
Seminar 05: Resilience and development policySeminar
Seminar 06: Precision medicine and its impact on societySeminar
Seminar 07: Minority politics in a comparative perspectiveSeminar
Seminar 08: Ethics in Action: Economics and Sustainable DevelopmentSeminar
Seminar 09: Economic shocksSeminar
Seminar 10: The unknown world of microbiomes: from the environment to humansSeminar
Seminar 11: European Security - Moving towards resilience?Seminar
Seminar 12: Urban resilience to environmental challengesSeminar
Seminar 13: Mission to Mars - Education for changeSeminar
Seminar 14: Linguistic diversity: A resource for individual and communal resilienceSeminar
Seminar 15: Artificial intelligence and EthicsSeminar
Seminar 16: Microbiome diversity vs. microbiological controlSeminar
Seminar 17: Our work in our futureSeminar
Seminar 18: Reproductive RightsSeminar
Seminar 19: Warrior of the Heart - DojoSeminar
Seminar 20: Spoken word poetry: The power of languageSeminar
Seminar 21: Why is it called a play?Seminar
Seminar 22: European Citizenship - Attitudes and Skills for a Democratic Youth CultureSeminar


19:00 - 20:00Global Muckraking: A guest lecture on investigative journalismPlenary


18:00 - 21:00FAN ReceptionSocial
19:00 - 21:00ReceptionSocial