Youth Dialogue: A World Without Work?


Moderator: Ahmed Shihab-Eldin


Ahmed Shihab-Eldin is an Emmy-nominated journalist and senior correspondent for AJ+. In 2015, he was featured on the Arabian Business power list of the planet’s 100 most influential young Arabs. In 2012 he was featured on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list of “young disruptors, innovators and media entrepreneurs impatient to change the world.” Ahmed graduated with honors from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism with a focus in digital media. @ASE

Carla Grasso


Carla Grasso, a dual national of Brazil and Italy, is Deputy Managing Director and Chief Administrative Officer of the IMF. She oversees all the IMF’s administrative functions, coordinates the budget, HR, technology, general services, and internal audit, and oversees the IMF’s capacity building and training work. She worked for 14 years at Vale S.A., one of the world’s largest mining companies, as VP for Human Resources and Corporate Services.

Komal Dadlani


Komal Dadlani is a Biochemist with an MSc from the University of Chile, she was awarded the CONICYT Scholarship of academic excellence, has research experience in nano biotechnology, biomedicine and molecular diagnostics (University of Chile). In 2013 she started Lab4U to democratize science and change the way science is taught with a lab in the pocket.  Komal has been a recipient of many awards including Cartier Women Initiative, Toyota Mother of Invention, and internationally recognized by The New York Times, Forbes, People Magazine, and the BBC. @KomalDadlani

Rapelang Rabana


Rapelang Rabana, recently honored by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader for 2017 and featured on the cover of Forbes Africa by the age of 30. Rapelang Rabana is an entrepreneur and thought leader in the burgeoning technology industry. A founding member of Yeigo Communications, one the first VOIP applications, her latest project Rekindle Learning has been profiled as a ‘striking innovation’ in mobile learning for both academia and corporate training environments. @rapelangrabana

Lee Rainie


Lee Rainie, is the Director of Internet and Technology research at the Pew Research Center, a non-profit, non–partisan “fact tank” that studies the social impact of the internet. His Project was described by the American Sociological Association as the “most authoritative source of reliable data on the use and impact of the internet and mobile connectivity” and the ASA awarded him and the Internet Project its award for “excellence in the reporting on social issues award.” Prior to launching the Pew Internet Project, Lee was managing editor of U.S. News & World Report. @lrainie

Enzo Weber


Enzo Weber, holds the Chair of Empirical Economics at the University of Regensburg. He is Head of the Research Department at the Institute for Employment Research (IAB). He is also a Research Fellow at the Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS), as well as a consultant and Research Affiliate of BE Berlin Economics. Professor Weber works in the fields labour market, macroeconomics, forecasting, financial markets as well as econometrics. He has a PhD in economics from the Freie Universität in Berlin.

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