Andrew Crane — “The Business of Modern Slavery”

“The Business of Modern Slavery”
Andrew Crane, Schulich School of Business
November 26, 3pm – 4:30

Abstract: According to ILO estimates there are currently something like 12m people in conditions of modern slavery – forced into work through threat, violence or coercion, typically in appalling conditions, with little or no pay. This talk will explore what makes modern slavery a viable business model despite its moral repugnance and widespread illegality. Drawing from global research, including studies of forced labor in developed countries like Canada, Andrew Crane will show that it is only by understanding the contexts in which modern slavery can thrive, and the complex supply chains in which it emerges, that we can realistically hope to protect those most at risk.

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