Event: Emily Kenway and Genevieve LeBaron in conversation about modern slavery

In the last 10 years governments, businesses and campaigners have all pledged to eradicate modern slavery yet severe labour exploitation continues to exist. So, how should modern slavery be tackled?

Thursday 18th February 2021 17.00 – 18.30 GMT
Online event
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Join us on February 18th when we bring together two leading thinkers about modern slavery, Emily Kenway and Genevieve LeBaron for an online conversation about what modern slavery is, why efforts to tackle it have failed so far and what needs to be done to effectively combat it.

About the speakers:

Emily Kenway is a writer, activist and a former advisor to the UK’s first Anti-Slavery Commissioner. Her new book ‘The Truth About Modern Slavery’ was published in January 2021. Her writing has been published by The Guardian, The Independent, Huffington Post, Times Literary Supplement and more.

Genevieve LeBaron is Professor of Politics at the University of Sheffield and a Research Fellow at SPERI. Her book ‘Combatting Modern Slavery: Why Labour Governance is Failing and What We Can Do About It’ was published in July 2020. Her research focuses on labour and employment in the global economy.

The conversation will be moderated by Perla Polanco Leal, Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Sheffield.


The event is free to attend and open to all. We hope you can join us. The event link will be sent to everyone who registers via Eventbrite.