Dr. Ali to discuss child labor and human rights

Dr. Mohammad Ali, assistant professor of management in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Business Administration will present “Child labor as a complex human rights phenomenon: A case study in Pakistan’s brick-making industry” on Wednesday, October 4 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge on campus.

Ali’s research study examines the phenomenon of child labor in conditions where child labor is hazardous, unpaid family work, and exists in local industries. The overriding purpose of his study is to develop theoretical generalizations that may help comprehend the causes of hidden hazardous child labor in similar conditions eventually leading to effective steps in eradicating or controlling it.

Ali and his research partners consider child labor as a basic human rights issue and, investigate it as a complex social phenomenon by merging two academic perspectives, the subaltern tradition in history, and the economic theories of entitlement, capability and function.

Ali’s research interests include employment relations, international labor standards, strategic human resource management, ethics and corporate social responsibility, and stakeholder management.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Stephanie Ponnett at [email protected].

Watch this presentation online at https://psu.zoom.us/j/110812659