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
Papers:
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
Papers:
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
Participants:
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