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
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