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.
- 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,
- 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.