Congratulations to Kelli Nagel, Joint M.A.-J.D. Candidate in International Affairs and Law, for being awarded a CTJ Graduate Student Research Grant to explore human trafficking and the H-2A guest worker program in the United States.
June 22: Four members of the CTJ workshop team exploring the political processes and impact of naming and shaming, presented draft papers from the project at the joint BISA -ISA (British International Studies Association - International Studies Association) conference held in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Congratulations to Dr. John Su, Department of English, for being awarded a CTJ course development grant. Additional information is available on the grants page.
Congratulations to Molly Giese, M.A. student in the Department of Political Science. Molly has been awarded a CTJ Graduate Student Research Grant. She will be traveling to Brazil this summer to conduct research on how governments have addressed tensions between human rights protections and economic growth and development.
The Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies:Call for Proposals for the 26th Annual Student Conference. Proposal Deadline: February 20, 2012
This conference hosted by the Marquette University Center for Peacemaking and co-sponsored by the Center for Transnational Justice invites college and university undergraduate and graduate students from Wisconsin and surrounding states to send submissions for its annual conference.
Announcements of the CTJ research grant competitions for graduate students and faculty. For additional information see the grants page.
September 26: CTJ hosted a MU lecture at the AMU by Prof. Dr. Heinz-Gerhard Justenhoven, on "The International Community and the Future of Afghanistan." Prof. Dr. Justenhoven is Director of the Institute for Theology and Peace, Hamburg and teaches political philosophy at the University of Freiburg.
May 13-14: CTJ hosted an international workshop of scholars and policy practitioners exploring the political processes and impact of 'name and shame' strategies. Panels addressed dynamics of naming and shaming across issue areas including human rights violations, money laundering, human trafficking, targeted economic sanctions, and corporate social responsibility.
March 24:CTJ hosted a MU lecture by Jeff Stillings on "The Challenge of Human Trafficking in Wisconsin," at the Alumni Memorial Union room 163, beginning at 3:30 p.m.. Jeff Stillings is Supervisory Special Agent, ICE-Homeland Security Investigations, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
February 8: CTJ hosted a public lecture by Verónica Leyva on "Cuidad Juarez: The Definitive Neoliberal City" at the Alumni Memorial Union room 227, from 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Verónica Leyva is a grassroots organizer in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. She spent ten years working in the maquiladora industry, and has been organizing in her community for fifteen years conducting workshops on worker’s and women’s rights. In her presentation, Verónica Leyva will discuss the grassroots struggle at the border to confront militarization, violence against women, increased internal migration, and the ties between the narco-conflict and free trade.
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