Co-Chair, Economic Security Project
Chris Hughes has spent his career working at the intersection of politics and technology. He was a co- founder of Facebook, a digital architect for President Obama’s campaign, and the publisher of the digital and print magazine The New Republic. In 2016, he co-founded the Economic Security Project, a project to explore how to provide financial security for all Americans through cash transfers. Through its conferences, events, and investment fund, the Project seeks to understand how a basic income might work in the United States and what a political route forward might look like. Hughes also works on a range of progressive causes from his home in New York city. He is a trustee of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and an investor and board member in several New York- and California- based start-ups. He graduated from Harvard in 2006 magna cum laude with a degree in History and Literature.
The Automated Workforce: The Future of Work and the Social Safety Net
General Assembly, the Economic Security Project, and the Roosevelt Institute have partnered on this event to explore the full range of potential answers to automation.