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

Roundtable Meeting

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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Roundtable Meeting

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

Speakers:

Sarah E. Mendelson, Senior Fellow, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Joy Zarembka, Director, Break the Chain Campaign, 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

Presider:

Nicholas D. Kristof, The New York Times
May 3, 2006

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Symposium ⁄ New York

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

This meeting is on the record.

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