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POSTPONED: Power Dynamics Between Anti-slavery NGOs & International Funders

April 8, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:15pm
Encina Commons, room 119

DUE TO UNIVERSITY RECOMMENDATIONS SURROUNDING COVID-19, THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED. YOU MAY STILL RSVP TO RECEIVE AN EMAIL REGARDING THE DATE CHANGE.

How do power dynamics between programmatic anti-slavery NGOs and their international funders affect NGO operations? This talk will examine the impacts that funders have on anti-slavery programming on the ground. It also looks into the interpersonal relations and power dynamics between international funders—primarily in more affluent countries—and programmatic anti-slavery NGOs working ‘on the ground’—primarily in less developed countries. It explores whether there are disconnects between the priorities of these two types of entities, what those disconnects are, and how each side perceives their interpersonal and interorganizational dynamics.

Steve Hoeschele is the program coordinator at Stanford's Center for Human Rights and International Justice and is currently curating a workshop on Slavery in Historical and Contemporary Contexts through Stanford's Center for Professional Development. A former political and labor organizer, he has also worked for an anti-trafficking organization in Ghana. He taught a course on contemporary slavery at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and recently completed the University of Nottingham's masters program in Slavery & Liberation.

Event Sponsor: 
Center for Human Rights and International Justice
Contact Email: 
shoes@stanford.edu
Contact Phone: 
650-721-6767