Additional TraffLab Presentations


Labor Migration and Covid-19 - Online Conference  

"Due to the Pandemic" - Agricultural Labor Migration in Israel During COVID-19

Yahel Kurlander (Post-Doctoral Fellow)

Haifa University Faculty of Law: Law in the Time of COVID-19  - Webinar Series  [in Hebrew; link to recording]

Looking at the Most Vulnerable Workers in the Time of COVID-19

Prof. Hila Shamir (PI)


The 6th Ruppin International Conference on Immigration and Social Integration, Ruppin Academic Center, Israel, May 18-20, 2020  [in Hebrew] - Postponed

Crucial Yet Disavowed: Three Decades of Relations between Israeli Farmers and Thai Migrant Workers

Yahel Kurlander (Post-Doctoral Fellow)

Preventing Work Accidents in the Construction Industry, Alrov Insitute for Real Estate Research, Tel Aviv University, Faculty of Management, January 15, 2020 [in Hebrew]

Migration and Its Influence on the Rights of Construction Workers

Dr. Hila Shamir (PI)


Migrant Workers in Israel: Responsibility, Ethics and Society, Beit Hillel Annual Conference, Van Leer Institute, Jerusalem. January 7, 2020 [in Hebrew]

Temporary Migrant Workers in Israel: Between an Employment Relationship and Exploitation -  Dr. Hila Shamir (PI)

When the Patient is the Employer – Challenges in Employing a Worker within the Family - Adv. Idit Zimmerman (Clinic Attorney)

Permanent Workers in the Backyard: Migrant Agricultural Workers - Yahel Kurlander (Research Fellow), Dr. Hila Shamir (PI) 

We Wanted Workers, We Got People: Ethical Questions in Temporary Migrant Work Programs - Dr. Avinoam Cohen, Dr. Yuval Livnat (Research Fellows)

Israel Law and Society Association Annual Conference: Winter 2019, Bar Ilan University Faculty of Law, December 29, 2019 

TraffLab Panel: Transparency Laws and Global Standardization in the Regulation of Trans-Border Exploitation in the Global Economy

Dr. Hila Shamir (PI) and Research Fellows: Dr. Tamar Barkay, Dr. Avinoam Cohen, and Dr. Klaas Henrik Eller

The Van Leer Conference on Globalization, Van Leer Institute, Jerusalem. November 25-26, 2019 [in Hebrew]

TraffLab Roundtable on  Labor Exploitation in the Global Age: A Critical Approach to the Interanational Struggle Against Human Trafficking

Dr. Hila Shamir (PI), Research Fellows: Dr. Tamar Barkay, Dr. Avinoam Cohen, Yahel Kurlander, Doctoral Fellow: Adv. Hanny Ben-Israel, and Dr. Tamar Megiddo (former Reseach Fellow), Yonat Ben-Ozer (former LL.M Fellow)


Rethinking Law and Boundaries: The 5th Annual TAU Workshop for Junior Scholars in Law, Tel Aviv University Buchmann Facutly of Law, November 17-19, 2019 

TraffLab Panel on Mass Immigration, Human Trafficking and the Law

Commentators: Dr. Avinoam Cohen (Research Fellow) and Dr. Ken Obura (visiting Research Fellow)


EuroCrim 2019 19th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology, Ghent, Belgium, September 18-21, 2019

Overlaps Between Corporate Criminology and the Regulation of Labour Exploitation: A Case Study of the UK Construction Industry

Dr. Jonathan Davies (Post-doctoral Fellow)

Conference details available here.

Cooperating against CrossBorder Crime: Israeli, European, and Global Perspectives, IDC Herzlyia, Israel, September 18-19, 2019

A Labor Approach to Human Trafficking: Expanding the Anti-trafficking Tool Kit to Address Structural Causes of Severe Forms of Exploitation

Dr. Hila Shamir (PI) 

47th Annual Conference of the European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control, Barcelona, September 4-6, 2019

Long path to resistance – Migrant Workers on Strike 

Hanna Malik (Visiting Research Fellow)

Consent: Histories, Representations, and Frameworks for the Future, Durham University, (UK), August 5-6, 2019

The Formation of  Workers´ Consent and Agency – Intra-EU Migrants between Opportunity and Exploitation 

Hanna Malik (Visiting Research Fellow)


Labour Law Research Network Conference, Valparaiso, Chile, June 23-25, 2019

Spectrums of Agency and Vulnerability: Migration Regimes and Sectoral Segmentation in the Israeli Construction Sector

Dr. Hila Shamir (PI) and Dr. Assaf Bondy (Research Fellow)

Full Program is available here.


2nd Biennial EUROC Workshop, University of Manchester School of Law, Manchester UK, June 12-14, 2019

The Regulation and Governance of Anti-Trafficking Chains 

Dr. Jonathan Davies (Post-doctoral Fellow)

2019 European Junior Faculty Forum for Public Law and Jurisprudence - London School of Economics, June 10-11 2019

Learning From the BITs: Bilateral Labor Agreements in Comparative Perspective

Dr. Tamar Megiddo (Research Fellow)


Seminar Series – Center for the Studies of Men and Masculinities, Department of Sociology, Stony Brook University (NY, USA), June 7, 2019

Labor Approach to Human Trafficking Analyzed through Theories of Masculinities

Yahel Kurlander (Research Fellow)


Workshop on Justice and Labor Rights in the Global Era, Humanities and Social Sciences Fund, Israel, June 2-4, 2019

1. Anti-Trafficking Chains: the Case of the UK Construction Sector

Dr. Hila Shamir (PI), Dr. Tamar Barkay (Research Fellow), Dr. Jonathan Davies (Post-doctoral Fellow)

2. Predatory Purchasing Practices in Global Supply Chains, the Squeeze on Workers, and the Call for a Universal Labour Guarantee 

Dr. Assaf Bondy (Research Fellow)

Gallery talk: “Defense Lines”  art exhibition Tel Aviv University at the Tel Aviv University Gina Shreiber Art Gallery, May 27, 2019

Between Lines of Defense and Lines of Exclusion: Migrant Workers, Asylum Seekers and Human Trafficking in Israel

Dr. Hila Shamir (PI) in conversation with with Emmy Saar of Kav LaOved 

Details (in Hebrew)


Seminar: Role of Clinics in Strategic Litigation, Vrije Universiteit Faculty of Law, Amsterdam, May 9-10, 2019

Strategic Litigation Based on a Labor Approach to Human Trafficking: The Israeli Case of Temporary Migrant Workers in Foreign Construction (Execution) Companies

Dr. Hila Shamir (PI) and Adv. Idit Zimmerman (Workers’ Rights Clinic Attorney)


Beyond Discourse: Critical and Empirical Approaches to Human Trafficking, University of Kansas (USA), April 4-5, 2019

Trafficking & Forced Labour of Migrant Workers – Conceptual and Practical Challenges

Adv.Maayan Niezna (Visiting Research Fellow)

Full program available here.

Israel Law and Society Association Annual Conference: Markets, Law and Inequality, Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law, January 20, 2019

TraffLab Panel: The Regulation of Markets for Temporary Work and Migration

Research Fellows: Dr. Assaf Bondy, Dr. Avinoam Cohen, Yahel Kurlander, Hanny Ben-Israel, and Dr. Hila Shamir (PI)

International Development Group Fall Forum. Massachusetts Institute of Technology,  September 18, 2018

A Labor Perspective on Human Trafficking: Dr. Hila Shamir (PI)


University of Texas at Austin, Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, November 28, 2018

Feminist Approaches to the Regulation of Sex Work: Patterns in Transnational Governance Feminism Law Making

Dr. Hila Shamir (PI)