Slavery Old and New: 2014-2015

The Tubman Institute, in collaboration with the Institute of Comparative Law and the Hans & Tamar Oppenheimer Chair in Public International Law at McGill University, is pleased to present this seminar series, Slavery old and new: Labour exploitation through the ages and around the globe. This joint research initiative examines the legal conceptualization of labour exploitation. Through an interdisciplinary, transnational and historical methodology, this project will draw on a variety of disciplines, spaces in time, and places around the world, to explore law’s understanding of “labour exploitation” and its relationship to society and practices.

Monday, January 19, 1:00 – 2:30 PM
Via video-conference at York University (Stedman Lecture Hall 120E)
After abolition: British humanitarian colonialism, the Niger Expedition and the drive to remake African labour [video]
Elizabeth Elbourne, Associate Professor and Chair, in the Department of History and Classical Studies, McGill University

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Friday, February 13, 2015, 1:00 – 2:30 PM
Via video-conference at York University (Stedman Lecture Hall 120E)
Historicizing ‘Food Labour’ and Law [video]
Adrian A. Smith, Assistant Professor in Carleton University’s Department of Law and Legal Studies

Thursday, March 19, 2015, 1:00 – 2:30 PM
Via video-conference at York University (Stedman Lecture Hall 120E)
Placing Unfree Labour [video]
Kendra Strauss, Associate Member of the Simon Fraser University Department of Geography and Assistant Professor at the Labour Studies Program & The Morgan Centre for Labour Research

Friday, April 17, 2015, 1:00 – 2:30 PM
Via video-conference at York University (Stedman Lecture Hall 120E)
The Rights of Migrant Workers: An ILO Perspective
Ryszard Cholewinski, Labour Migration Branch of the Conditions of Work and Equality Department at the International Labour Organization in Geneva

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