The Bulletin Podcast #18: Labor Violations Against Migrants in Mega-Events

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We are all familiar with the pageantry and excitement of mega-events like the Olympics or the World Cup. But mega-events like these are far too often accompanied by labor violations against migrants. In this episode, we talk to Professor Dr. Achim Kemmerling about how mega events can shine a spotlight on labor violations, what sort of leverage exists to curtail labor violations and why authoritarian countries seem so keen to host renowned international events. 

Professor Dr. Achim Kemmerling is the Gerhard Haniel Chair of Public Policy and International Development and currently the director of Willy Brandt School of Public Policy, University of Erfurt. Before coming to the Willy Brandt School, Achim Kemmerling worked as a Professor of Political Economy at the Department of Public Policy, Central European University Budapest teaching courses on methodology, public policy and development. He holds a PhD in Political Science from Freie Universität Berlin, and an M.A. in International Political Economy from Warwick University.



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This episode was hosted by Smriti Rai and Noor Alam with an introduction by Guilherme Deganello. 

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