Negotiating the Future

Inspiration amid upheaval

Haas Dean Ann Harrison, smiling.

We live in a changed world since the pandemic started, and this issue tackles a question on many minds: What is the future of work?  How might technology impact the evolution of work as we know it? I have thought about this constantly as dean of Haas and as a leader during the pandemic. How will we mitigate inequality as the world of work is transformed? One impact of our altered work lives has been an acknowledged need for greater balance and the recognition of mental health concerns. Increasingly, employers are working to address these pervasive issues, and many Haas alumni are leading the charge. 

Elsewhere in this issue we look at global trends. Professor Ulrike Malmendier, a policy advisor for her native Germany, describes how that country is weathering economic storms. We also celebrate an alumnus who has changed the educational landscape in Ghana and catalyzed young leaders to transform their communities. His accomplishments are truly inspirational, and here at Haas, we are aiming to nurture that talent by waiving application fees for prospective MBA students from Africa. Enjoy the issue!


Signature of Ann Harrison.

Ann Harrison
Bank of America Dean