10:00 am EDT - 12:00 pm EDT

Past Event

Improving workforce development and STEM education

Twelfth annual John Hazen White Forum on Public Policy

Thursday, July 27, 2023

10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

The Brookings Institution
Falk Auditorium

1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington , DC

America needs more workers to staff its technology sector, provide STEM expertise, and expand the digital economy. Right now, there are shortages in many technical areas, limiting the country’s ability to remain competitive and preserve the innovation edge that is crucial to future prosperity. A new report by Darrell West examines ways to improve workforce development.

On July 27, as part of the twelfth annual John Hazen White Forum on Public Policy, Governance Studies at Brookings will host a panel discussion to explore how the United States can improve workforce development and enhance STEM expertise. Experts will discuss ideas for boosting education and prioritizing lifelong learning. This forum convenes leaders from academia, business, and government to discuss and identify solutions to the United States’ most pressing challenges. 

Viewers can submit questions for speakers by emailing [email protected] or via Twitter at @BrookingsGov by using #STEMWorkforce. 


Registration is required to attend an event in person and guests at Brookings are required to attest to their state of health before attending. Visitors may not enter the building if they are feeling ill for any reason, have any symptoms commonly associated with COVID-19, or have tested positive for COVID-19 at any time in the preceding 14 days.