Slavery in Historical and Contemporary Contexts


Stanford Graduate School of Education

Slavery in Historical and Contemporary Contexts


This course has moved from its original dates and will be offered VIRTUALLY June 26-27, 2020.


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. Please check this page for updates--registrants will receive a direct email.


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 political reconceptualization over time.  The workshop will focus on different ideologies, practices, and systems of slavery throughout history and across cultures and 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

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

By completing this course and two hours of post workshop pedagogical follow-up, you’ll earn 2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). CEUs cannot be applied toward any Stanford degree. CEU transferability is subject to the receiving institution’s policies.

Participation in all three workshops equates to approximately 60 hours of professional development and districts may award 6 CEUs for individuals who complete the entire three-workshop series and receive a record of completion.

Record of Completion

When you complete each course, you’ll receive an email with a link to download your Record of Completion. This email will be sent to the address you provide in your mystanfordconnection within 3 business days of course completion.


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$199 per person for this 3-day workshop

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

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