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Trump, automation and the populist wave - Gwynne Dyer visits the Upper School

Friday, October 20, 2017

Award winning journalist and author Gwynne Dyer ignited a conversation about politics, the evolving job market and the impact of automation in a lecture to Upper School students this week. Students in grade 10 History and grade 12 History, Politics, Law, Social Justice and Human Geography attended the wide ranging discussion about US President Donald Trump’s popularity, recent elections results in Germany and Britain’s plan to leave the European Union.

The students engaged in a lively Q and A format following the lecture which included questions about job prospects in a world of growing automation. Dyer’s column appears in more than two dozen languages around the world as he tackles global politics and the impact on world economies. The talk was organized by Bayview Glen’s Social Sciences department.