CSET Professional Learning

Slavery in Historical and Contemporary Contexts

Content Deepening Courses

Registration is closed.

CSET is prioritizing the health and safety of its participants and we are following all directives given by Stanford University as well as local and national governments. We are therefore grateful for the opportunity to be able to present this course virtually. We hope that this will increase the availability to potential participants who may not have been able to attend for geographical reasons.


Slavery in Historical and Contemporary Contexts

Although it has morphed over time, slavery persists both as a method of economic exploitation and a relationship of domination around the world today.  In this workshop, participants will consider the challenges of defining slavery and consider its social, moral, and politcal reconceptualization over time. The workshop will focus on different ideologies, practices, and systems of slavery throughout history and across cultures and will examine the legacy and impact of economic exploitation around the globe.  Finally, participants will consider how to engage students practically in combating trafficking in their local communities.


Pedagogical focus:  Using Alternative Artifacts

In this workshop, participants will learn how to infuse alternative artifacts and oral histories into their classrooms.  These methods, when uncovered, empower students to participate in the preservation of history.

Two hours of post workshop pedagogical follow-up is required to earn CEU credits for this course.



Betty Ann Hagenau | Founder and Chief Strategy Officer at Bay Area Anti-Trafficking Coalition

Adam Hochschild | Lecturer at UC Bereley's Graduate School of Journalism

Siddharth Kara | Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School

Dr. Alexander Trautrims | Rights Lab Associate Director (Business and Economies Programme) and Associate Professor in Supply Chain and Operations Management at University of Nottingham


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Date and time

NEW DATES: June 26-27, 2020


Stanford University

CERAS Building, Room 527



Please note these courses are offered at a reduced fee thanks to support from the US Department of Education’s Title VI and the Stanford Global Studies Division.