Calendar Event

Historians Against Slavery Conference

2:00-3:30 Concurrent Sessions
Panel: “Interrogating the Efficacy of State Intervention against Slavery, Then and Now”
Chair: Jean Allain, Queen’s University, Belfast
Paul Finkelman, University of Saskatchewan and University of Pennsylvania, “What We Can Learn from the Closing of the African Slave Trade and the Twentieth Century Suppression of Slavery: International Law, Legal Regulation and History”
Anthony Talbott and David Watkins, University of Dayton, “The Problem of State Intervention in Post-Abolition Slavery: A Critique of Consensus”
Jessica R. Pliley, Texas State University – San Marcos, “Lessons of Enforcement: The FBI, the White Slave Traffic Act, and ‘Any Other Immoral Purpose’”

Panel: “Terrorism-Crime Nexus: Implications for Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery”
Chair: Randall Miller, St. Joseph’s University
Mariya Y. Omelicheva, University of Kansas, “The Human Trafficking – Terrorism Nexus in Central Asia”
Jerry Moon, U.S. Army and University of Kansas, “Human Trafficking and Terrorism: Insights from Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria”
Louise Shelley, George Mason University, “Human Trafficking and Terrorism”

3:45-5:15 Plenary Session
Roundtable: “Lessons for Activists from the Slave Narrators Past and Present”
Chair / Moderator: Laura Murphy, Loyola University
David Blight, Yale University
Richard Blackett, Vanderbilt University
Christopher Hager, Trinity College
Laura Murphy, Loyola University
Minh Dang, MD Consulting

Event Date: 
Friday, September 25, 2015 - 2:00pm to 5:15pm