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Professor Todd Landman hosted a networking session on human rights

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Todd Landman, Professor of Political Science and Pro-Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty of Social Sciences at The University of Nottingham in the UK hosted a networking session on human rights on 6 October at the University of Nottingham Kuala Lumpur Teaching Centre.

The lively and engaging presentation was well attended by researchers, senior academics from a variety of universities, human rights activists, NGOs, and students.

The event featured a presentation of Professor Landman’s new book, The Rights Track: Sound Evidence on Human Rights and Modern Slavery, published by Anthem Press.

Using the content from Professor Landman’s podcast, The Rights Track, the book provides a rich understanding of the contemporary human rights challenges facing the world today through the voice of a wide variety of human rights scholars and practitioners. The book is grounded in the role of evidence-based research in discussions to protect and promote human rights while using the format of the podcast as an innovative medium for discussing the complexity and inter-related nature of human rights.

The event also featured University of Nottingham Malaysia Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Dr Jason Pandya-Wood and award-winning filmmaker and leader of Beyond Borders Malaysia, Mahi Ramakrishnan.

Professor Landman has worked in the field of human rights for over 25 years. He is currently working on modern slavery measurement, antislavery governance, and the relationship between human rights and modern slavery, among other topics. He is a leading researcher in the field and is the Executive Director of the University of Nottingham’s Rights Lab, the world’s largest group of researchers working on how to end modern slavery.

Professor Landman said of the event: ‘It was wonderful to present the main arguments and findings from our new book, which draws on over 60 podcasts with more than 70 guests over a six-year period across a wide range of human rights and modern slavery issues. The event brought together a diverse group of stakeholders, who asked probing questions and engaged in productive conversations. It was an honour and a privilege to be able to host such an event in the heart of Kuala Lumpur.’

(Article image: Professor Landman in a engaging session with the audience).

(Thumbnail image: More than 70 guests joined the networking session hosted by Professor Landman in Kuala Lumpur)


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Posted on 17th October 2022

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