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18:00 - 19:30 28 April 2015

What one writer uncovered in the global production of smart phones, tablets and personal computers


Bentham B01 Main Lecture Theatre | Bentham House (link Map)
4–8 Endsleigh Gardens | London | WC1H 0EG | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

Cam Simpson, Bloomberg Businessweek magazine

Cam has won the Overseas Press Club of America Award for his work on labour practices in global electronics supply chains. He currently writes for Bloomberg Businessweek and has previously worked for the Wall Street Journal and Chicago Tribune. His work has revealed highly unsafe working conditions in Indonesian tin mines, as well as illegal debt collection practices in the recruitment of workers for the assembling of smart phones. While recruiters are not supposed to collect money from prospective workers, they do charge money for the jobs they offer, often putting workers into significant debt before they have even begun their new employment. Cam will discuss his discovery of these practices, as well as ongoing efforts to combat them.


Monica Barbone