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University of Nottingham – Kevin Bales – Online course / Free – 4 weeks – 5 hours a week / Ending Slavery: Strategies for Contemporary Global Abolition

University of Nottingham – Kevin Bales – Online course / Free – 4 weeks – 5 hours a week / Ending Slavery: Strategies for Contemporary Global Abolition

No prior knowledge is necessary, all are welcome.

https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/pgstudy/courses/politics-and-international-relations/slavery-and-liberation-ma.aspx

 

Topics:

  • Key facts, figures, definitions, causes and predictors for contemporary slavery
  • The similarities and differences between historical and contemporary slavery
  • Potential strategies that contemporary antislavery might adapt from historical antislavery
  • The strategies of past antislavery movements at the international, national and local levels
  • Ideas for how businesses and industry-wide initiatives can combat slavery
  • Ideas for how we can use technology like satellites to combat slavery
  • The connection between ending slavery and combating environmental destruction
  • The role of legislation and country-level plans in combatting slavery today
  • The strategy of community-based liberation and individual action
  • The antislavery ideas of enslaved people themselves via their narratives

 

What will you achieve?

 

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

 

  • Investigate slavery throughout history and in today’s world
  • Assess the strategies of past antislavery movements
  • Explore ideas for ending contemporary slavery at the international, national and local levels
  • Engage with new antislavery solutions to help design a new blueprint for ending slavery

 

Who is the course for?

 

No prior knowledge is necessary, all are welcome. The course is particularly relevant for

  • human rights and
  • NGO workers,
  • teachers, students,
  • activists,
  • supply chains professionals,
  • lawyers, and law enforcement professionals.

 

If you want to explore these themes in more depth, the University Of Nottingham also offers a Slavery and Liberation MA starting in October 2017.

 

Who will you learn with?

 

  • Zoe Trodd: Professor Zoe Trodd is director of the Rights Lab, a University of Nottingham Beacon of Excellence, and co-director of the university's Research Priority Area in Rights and Justice
  • Kevin Bales:I'm one of the educators on this MOOC and very excited to be part of it.
  • Katie Donington: I am a Post-Doctoral Research fellow with the Antislavery Usable Past project at the University of Nottingham.
  • Hannah-Rose Murray:PhD student researching nineteenth century slavery and abolition, specifically focusing on the legacy of African Americans on British society and the strategies they used to fight against slavery.
  • Rosemary Pearce:Rosemary Pearce is currently completing a PhD in American Studies at the University of Nottingham, where she is a member of the Centre for Research in Race and Rights.

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