In Confronting Dystopia, a distinguished group of scholars analyze the implications of the ongoing technological revolution for jobs, working conditions, and income. Focusing on the economic and political implications of artificial intelligence (AI), digital connectivity, and robotics for both the Global North and the Global South, they move beyond diagnostics to see solutions that offer better lives for all. Their analyses of the challenges of technology are placed against the backdrop of three decades of rapid economic globalization. The two in tandem are producing the daunting challenges that analysts and policymakers must now confront.
Eva Paus is Professor of Economics at Mount Holyoke College. She has published widely on globalization and development; she is the author or editor of seven books and dozens of articles and book chapters. She has received numerous national grants and consulted with different UN organizations. She is also the Founding Director of the McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives at Mount Holyoke. Since its establishment in 2004, the Center has been a creative catalyst for fostering international education on the domestic and international front. Through courses, conferences, research, international internships, study abroad, and collaborations with external partners, students acquire the skills needed for citizenship and careers in today’s global world.