Symposium on Human Trafficking: A Day of Learning

This project convened a three-part symposium in May 2006 on human trafficking. It explored the social, political, and economic factors that underlie human trafficking; the links between international peacekeeping and trafficking; how trafficking intersects with public health issues; and the U.S. government's policy responses to trafficking. A summary, transcripts, and audio recordings of the symposium are available below.

Summary Report of Sessions 1-3: Downloadable PDF

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The Human Trafficking ScourgeMay 2, 2006

The Human Trafficking Scourge

Human trafficking is a growing problem, affecting virtually all countries, according to a recent UN report on the crime. But the problem has yet to be confronted in many countries and non-governmental groups are divided on what to do.

Meetings

Women and Foreign Policy Symposium: Human Trafficking - An Overview

Speakers: Ann Jordan, Director, Initiative Against Trafficking in Persons, Global Rights, Neha Misra, Global Coordinator, Counter Trafficking Programs & Program Officer, Africa Region, American Center for International Labor Solidarity (Solidarity Center), AFL-CIO, Jyoti Sanghera, Advisor on Trafficking, UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Presider: Isobel Coleman, Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations
May 3, 2006

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Women and Foreign Policy Symposium: Human Trafficking - Global Health and Security

Speakers: Sarah E. Mendelson, Senior Fellow, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Alice Miller, Professor, Department of Population and Family Health, School of Public Health, Columbia University; Law and Health Advisor, Sexual Health and Rights Project, Open Society Institute, Joy Zarembka, Director, Break the Chain Campaign
Presider: Nicholas D. Kristof, The New York Times
May 3, 2006

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Women and Foreign Policy Symposium: The U.S. Government Response to Trafficking

Speaker: John Miller, Senior Advisor to the Secretary of State, Director, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, U.S. Department of State
Presider: Kavita Ramdas, President and Chief Executive Officer, Global Fund for Women
May 3, 2006

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