Monthly Archives: June 2017

Drug Development: Episode II

In this episode, we talk with Dr. Katerina Politi, a Pathology professor here at Yale, about the critical role of basic scientific research in the drug development process. Specifically, we delve into the way in which scientific advances in the molecular underpinnings of lung cancer have shaped emergents therapies, and vice versa.

Slavery and Its Legacies – Wendy S. Hesford on “Enslaved Girlhoods: Gendering Terror, Human Trafficking, and Human Security”

In this episode, GLC Modern Slavery Fellow, Wendy S. Hesford discusses a chapter titled “Enslaved Girlhoods: Gendering Terror, Human Trafficking, and Human Security” from her book-in-progress. Hesford discusses the confluence of the discourses on sex slavery, human trafficking, and terrorism in US media representations and documentation of the Islamic State’s enslavement of Yazidi women and girls and, more broadly, the gendering of terror and rescue in the international human rights imaginary.

Slavery and Its Legacies – Wendell Adjetey on Draft Resisters, the Cold War Underground Railroad and the Enduring Myth of Canada

In this episode Yale PhD candidate Wendell Adjetey discusses how US draft resisters in the 1960s and 1970s, especially African Americans, employed the myth of Canada as the Promised Land and the rhetorical use of the Underground Railroad.