La Follette Spring Symposium: Modern Day Slavery – April 30

On April 30, the La Follette Spring Symposium will present a public conference and keynote lecture on Modern Day Slavery.

The symposium will include panels on topics such as:

• An overview of the broader issues of modern-day slavery
• The scope of the problem of modern-day slavery in Wisconsin
• What work is being done in the field to combat modern-day slavery

Keynote: E. Benjamin Skinner at 4:30 p.m. in Ebling Auditorium, Microbial Sciences Building

Ben Skinner
Ben Skinner

Skinner is Carr Center for Human Rights Policy fellow at Harvard University and Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University senior fellow. His book, A Crime So Monstrous: Face-to-Face with Modern-Day Slavery, was awarded the 2009 Dayton Literary Peace Prize.

Skinner defines modern-day slaves as “those who are forced to work through fraud or threat of violence for no pay beyond subsistence.”

The event is sponsored by the following campus units: African Studies, Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies/Brazil Initiative, Global Studies, International Institute, La Follette School of Public Affairs, and the Wisconsin Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy