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News from EPI Media Advisory- Debate and Discussion: Is the U.S. Falling Behind in STEM Talent?

On Thursday, May 8 at 10:00 a.m. ET, Michael Teitelbaum (Senior Research Associate, Harvard Law School) will present the findings of his new book Falling Behind? Boom, Bust, and the Global Race for Scientific Talent. He will then debate and discuss the book’s findings with Jonathan Rothwell (Senior Research Associate and Associate Fellow in the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution) and Robert Charette (President of the ITABHI Corporation, contributing editor to IEEE Spectrum magazine and author of the “Risk Factor” blog). A discussion and question and answer session will follow, moderated by Daniel Costa, EPI Director of Immigration Law and Policy Research.

In Falling Behind? Boom, Bust, and the Global Race for Scientific Talent, Teitelbaum examines several key points of contention in the STEM worker shortage debate: Is the United States falling behind in the global race for scientific and engineering talent? Are U.S. employers facing shortages of the skilled workers they need to compete in a globalized world? Such claims from some employers and educators have been widely embraced by mainstream media and political leaders, and have figured prominently in recent policy debates about education, federal expenditures, tax policy, and immigration. Silicon Valley companies and tech industry trade groups in particular have lobbied and claimed publicly in the context of the immigration reform debate that they face a severe shortage of U.S. workers in many science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. But what does the evidence show?

WHAT: Discussion and debate on whether the United States is experiencing a shortage of STEM workers

WHO: Michael Teitelbaum, Senior Research Associate, Harvard Law School
Jonathan Rothwell, Senior Research Associate, Brookings Institution
Robert Charette, President, ITABHI Corporation President; contributing editor to IEEE Spectrum magazine author of the “Risk Factor” blog
Daniel Costa, Director of Immigration Law and Policy Research, Economic Policy Institute

WHEN: Thursday, May 8 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

1333 H St NW
Suite 300 East Tower
Washington DC 20005

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