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Sunday, November 23 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
The Business of Slavery

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Think slavery is a thing of the past? More people are enslaved today than at any time in human history, forced to work without pay and under threat of violence. You can find them across Asia, in agriculture, fishing, gravel pits, mines, domestic service, and brothels. In a nine-month investigation, this team, sponsored by the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism, used databases, interviews, and undercover work to reveal shocking abuses in the Indonesian palm oil industry. Their award-winning story -- Indonesia's Palm Oil Industry Rife With Human-Rights Abuses in Bloomberg Businessweek -- traced the products of slavery to grocery shelves in China, Europe, the United States, and worldwide. 

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Ben Skinner

Co-Founder and Sr. Vice President, TAU Investment Management
E. Benjamin Skinner is co-founder and senior vice president of TAU, an investment management firm that generates returns by transforming the social, environmental, and operational profiles of its portfolio companies. Recently, he was Senior Fellow at the Schuster Institute for... Read More →

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Made Ali

Freelance Journalist
Made Ali is a freelance journalist based in Pekanbaru, Riau, Indonesia's largest palm oil producing province. He spent four years investigating the licenses issued by Riau Governor Rusli Zainal to clear protected forests to 14 palm oil companies. In March 2014, the Pekanbaru court... Read More →
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Nurhasan Hamzah

Founder & Owner, HEC
Hamzah Nurhasan is founder and owner of HEC, an English training School in Indonesia. From 2011-2013, he served as a reporter with the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism on two investigations the Institute conducted around modern slavery in corporate supply chains. These eventually ran in Bloomberg Businessweek. He recently joined the Magister program of English education at State University of Semarang and is currently pursuing a program to attain a Doctor... Read More →

Sunday November 23, 2014 11:00am - 12:30pm PST
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