The Gilder Lehrman Centre for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition at Yale University will hold its 20th annual conference in November 2018. Professor Genevieve LeBaron, who co-chairs the Yale University Modern Day Slavery Working Group, has been part of the organising committee for the conference. Prof. LeBaron will feature as a panelist in the final roundtable session at the conference.

The conference entitled ‘Fighting Modern Slavery: What Works?’ will take place on 1st-3rd November. It will host leading scholars and practitioners from across the globe who will discuss historical and contemporary problems and solutions relating to slavery and forced labour. Panels will focus on portrayals of exploitation and freedom, state and market solutions, race and worker mobilisation.

Martina Vandenberg of The Human Trafficking Legal Centre will give the keynote speech. Other speakers include Kevin Bales and Zoe Trodd of the University of Nottingham, Andrew Crane of the University of Bath as well as non-academic speakers such as Kieran Guilbert of Thomson Reuters Foundation.

The full conference programme can be found here.