The International Institute’s International Faculty Book Series (formerly the World Beyond Our Borders Book Series) on Human Rights around the World presents Gay Seidman (Sociology) discussing her new book Beyond the Boycott: Labor Rights, Human Rights, and Transnational Activism. The event takes place Tuesday, February 26 at 7 p.m. at University Bookstore in the Hilldale Mall (702 N. Midvale Boulevard).
Beyond the Boycott examines three campaigns (in South Africa, India, and Guatemala) in which activists successfully used the threat of a consumer boycott to pressure companies to accept voluntary codes of conduct and independent monitoring of work sites. As trade and capital move across borders in growing volume and with greater speed, civil society and human rights movements are also becoming more global. Highly original and thought-provoking, Beyond the Boycott vividly depicts the contemporary movement to humanize globalizationits present and its possible future.
Questions? Please call Masarah Van Eyck, Director of Communications, Division of International Studies: 608 262-5590
More information is available on the entire series at http://www.news.wisc.edu/14694