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Opening Conference, 11 - 12 November 2021

The Production and Reproduction of Social Inequalities

Global Contexts and Concepts of Labor Exploitation

 


Program

Thursday, 11th November 2021

1:30 - 2:00pm CET                          

Opening Remarks

(Michaela Pelican, Speaker of the Research Unit, University of Cologne)

2:00 - 3:00pm CET

Panel 1: Keynote

The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Labor Migrants: Accentuation of Inequalities.

(Cynthia Pizarro, University of Buenos Aires)

3:00 – 3:05pm CET

Break

3:05 – 4:00pm CET

Panel 2: 

What Makes a Politician an Expert on Colonial Labor? The ILO and the Concept of ‘Native Labor’.

(Chair: Ulrike Lindner, Presentation: Fabiana Kutsche both University of Cologne, Comments by Daniel Maul, University of Oslo and Marcel van der Linden, University of Amsterdam)

Friday, 12th November 2021

1:00 - 2:00pm CET                     

Panel 3:

Debates on "Trafficking in Persons and Slavery" in Cameroon.

(Chair: Tu Huynh, Jinan University, Presentations: Anne Kubai, Södertön University and Jonathan Ngeh, University of Cologne)

2:00 – 2:05pm CET

Break

2:05 – 3:00pm CET

Panel 4: Roundtable 

Communication during and after Covid-19.

(Moderation: Jonathan Ngeh and Michaela Pelican, both University of Cologne)

3:00 – 3:05pm CET

Break

3:05 - 4:00pm CET                          

Panel 5:

Discussing the Contentions Surrounding Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Ethiopia.

(Chair: Nicholas B. Miller, Flagler College / University of Cologne, Presentation: Lovise Aalen, Chr. Michelsen Institute, Discussant: Meron Zeleke Eresso, Addis Ababa University)

4:00pm CET

Closing Remarks

(Michaela Pelican, Speaker of the Research Unit, University of Cologne)

 

This Research Unit is funded by the Volkswagen Foundation