Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Check out this cool online conference on human trafficking!

Dear Friends,

I hope you can join us for our last online conference of the academic year THIS WEDNESDAY, May 25 from 2:00-4:00 pm EST. The focus of this online conference is Best Practices to Combat Human Trafficking in the United States. And no travel is necessary to participate! In order to be in the online audience, just click on the registration link below (and you must register prior to the online conference in order to participate).


A detailed invitation is included in this email. If you know of other colleagues and friends who might like to participate, please forward on to any who might be interested. Do let me know if you have any questions on how the online conference works or how to register.

Thank you in advance for being a part of our online audience!

All my very best,



Christina A. Bain

Carr Center for Human Rights Policy

Harvard Kennedy School

79 JFK Street

Cambridge, MA 02138



Program on Human Trafficking and Modern-Day Slavery

Best Practices to Combat Human Trafficking Online Conference Series

Contact Us

Carr Center
for Human Rights Policy
Harvard Kennedy School
79 John F. Kennedy Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 +1(617) 495-5819
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Kevin Koliner

Assistant U.S. Attorney, South Dakota

Sergeant Chris Bray

Phoenix Police Department, Arizona

Norma Ramos

Executive Director, Coalition Against Trafficking in Women

Moderated by:

Jeff Gulati

Associate Professor of Political Science, Bentley University, Massachusetts

Photo courtesy of Kay Chernush, U.S. State Department

Every year, thousands of men, women, and children are trafficked into the United States according to the U.S. government. Victims are trafficked for the purpose of commercial sexual exploitation, labor, and debt bondage. U.S. citizen victims are also trafficked within and outside the country. According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, approximately 100,000 U.S. children each year are victims of commercial sexual exploitation.

The United States uses a four paradigm approach in combating human trafficking: prevention, protection, prosecution, and partnerships. In addition to the U.S. federal law, the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA), states have also passed their own individual state laws to address human trafficking.

What is currently being done to respond to and combat trafficking in the United States? What is succeeding? What isn’t? The panel will tackle challenges and lessons learned in combating human trafficking from a victim-centered, enforcement, and prevention perspective.

When: Wednesday, May 25, 2:00- 4:00pm EST

Co-Sponsored with the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation

To register, please go to:


If you have any questions, please contact:

Christina Bain

Email: christina_bain@harvard.edu

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