Join the Journal of International Affairs to celebrate the launch of our newest issue on The Fourth Industrial Revolution at 6:30 PM on Monday, 4 February 2019. Attendance is free. A reception to follow with drinks to encourage additional discussion among guests and authors about this important topic.

The event will take place on the 15th floor of Columbia University's International Affairs Building (420 W 118th St, New York, NY 10027). Space is limited. RSVP via Eventbrite or contact us at jia@columbia.edu for more information.

The event will also be livestreamed on our Facebook page here.


We stand on the brink of a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another. We do not yet know just how it will unfold, but one thing is clear: the response to it must be integrated and comprehensive, involving all stakeholders of the global polity, from the public and private sectors to academia and civil society.” – Klaus Schwab

More than ever, the next industrial revolution is not something theoretical that will happen in the future, but a process that has already begun. This issue will contribute to and amplify essential discussion surrounding work in the age of automation and globalization. 

The launch event will feature a dynamic discussion format called the Long Conversation, where authors interact one-on-one to discuss their perspectives on contentious narratives and ask probing questions about their work. Speakers at this event will include: 

  • Francesca Rossi, AI Ethics Global Leader, IBM
  • Rachel Korberg, Associate Director for Global and Economic Opportunity, Rockefeller Foundation
  • Frederica Saliola, Co-Director of the 2019 World Development Report, World Bank
  • Thomas Philbeck, Head of Technology, Society, and Policy, World Economic Forum