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Conference : Modern Slavery, any of your Business Education ?

What is Modern Slavery? An urgent societal problem.

We are pleased to invite you to a unique SKEMA keynote (in English) in presence of a special guest: Urmila Bhoola, former UN rapporteur on issues related to modern slavery. Following the keynote, a round table will be moderated by students from SKEMA, led by 3 professors : Rodolphe DesbordesFrederic Munier and Samentha Goethals as part of a ThinkForward Lectures Series. 

Join us to hear about :

MODERN SLAVERY, any of your Business Education?

What is Modern Slavery? An urgent societal problem. As defined by the ILO (2017), it entails: “situations of exploitation that a person cannot refuse or leave because of threats, violence, coercion, deception, and/or abuse of power”. This includes such coercive practices as indentured labour, debt bondage, forced labour, servitude, and human trafficking. 

What has it got to do with business? Everything! It is global, illegitimate, pervasive in supply chains and results from economic dynamics and business models that create and rely on a supply of people vulnerable to forced labour. 

What is being done about it in business and management education and research? Not much… Yet. So what could be done to bring Modern Slavery on business and management programmes? What could learning about modern slavery entail in business education? How could non-business disciplines and interdisciplinary teaching inform such learning by shining a light on other contemporary societal problems and dynamics which implicate business responsibility for human rights? Where do we start?

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- Urmila Bhoola, South African Human Rights Lawyers, former United Nations Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery, including its causes and consequences

Roxane Cadis-Guillon, Fiona Simonucci, Léa Nucciarelli (PGE Masters 1 students):  why and what do we expect to learn about modern slavery in Business Schools in France?"


- Prof. Erika George | Director of the Tanner Humanities Center and Samuel D. Thurman | Professor of Law at the University of Utah : "Race inequality, modern slavery and why and how these matter for business education?"

- Dr Lara Bianchi | Rights Lab Assistant Professor in Business and Society, Nottingham University Business School : "Gender and exploitation in supply chains, why and how these matter for business education?"

Dr Samentha Goethals | Assistant Professor Human Rights and Business, SKEMA Business School : "Migrant workers and barriers to free movement and work, why and how these matter for business education?"

-(TBC) Prof. Robert Caruana | Rights Lab Professor of Business Ethics, Nottingham University Business School :  "Modern slavery a non-field in business and management "

We look forward to virtually meeting you again !

SKEMA Alumni & Fundraising team

Jeudi 3 décembre 2020
18h30 - 20h00 (GMT +1)
L'événement est organisé en ligne


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