Tuesday 15th May 2018, 1.30pm – 3pm, Room 216, Elmfield Building
– Professor Joel Quirk, University of Witwatersrand (South Africa)
– Dr Sanja Milivojevic, La Trobe University (Australia)
– Klara Skrivankova, UK and Europe Programme Manager, Anti-Slavery International
This Roundtable brings together two leading scholars of modern slavery from Australia and South Africa, and experts from Anti-Slavery International, to reflect on current efforts to address modern slavery. Speakers will share cutting edge research and practitioner perspectives on the state of global and national government efforts to combat modern slavery, including: Are current government and civil society initiatives to measure, study, and combat modern slavery working? Are the right actors and experts involved? Is it dangerous to enact solutions when the evidence base on modern slavery is still so thin? This interdisciplinary conversation will benchmark the state of anti-slavery movements and governance, and chart out pathways forward.
Please find further information and registration details here.
The politics of numbers: Modern slavery, the performance of expertise, and the marketplace of activism
Joel Quirk, Professor of Politics, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa is the author of many works on slavery and abolition, most recently Contemporary Slavery (Cornell, 2018).
Australia’s response to human trafficking nationally and regionally: the question of impact
Dr Sanja Milivojevic, Senior Lecturer in Criminology, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia has just published Sex Trafficking and Modern Slavery: The Absence of Evidence (Routledge, 2018, with Segrave and Pickering).