Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

The Labor Seminar

The Labor Seminar: An Interdisciplinary Speaker Series

The Labor Seminar is an interdisciplinary speaker series on all issues related to work. Over the course of this year we will bring economists, philosophers, labor lawyers, anthropologists, sociologists, historians and scholars from other fields to speak on their area of expertise. They will present on topics like slavery, migrant labor, the right to strike, the history of labor rights and civil liberties, and more. Speakers are asked to tailor their work to the interdisciplinary audience in attendance. All papers will be pre-circulated and presentations will be very brief so that there is plenty of time for discussion. There will be one presenter per month, during lunch, and each meeting will run for one hour.