Human Trafficking: An Agenda for Action in the Trump Administration

March 29, 2017 | 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
1211 Connecticut Ave NW, 8th Fl, Washington, DC 20036

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Human trafficking is a challenge that defies easy solutions. This modern day form of slavery straddles geographic boundaries as well as policy sectors — and cannot be effectively addressed by governments alone. Please join the Stimson Center for an on-the-record event examining what governments, civil society, and private sector actors can do to better combat human trafficking. This event will consider the threat holistically: What steps can international organizations, like-minded national governments, private sector entities, and non-government organizations take to persuade uncooperative governments to take action on this pressing issue? What incentives and pressure points can they use? What initiatives have worked in the past, and what innovative approaches could be tried in the future?

WHAT: An on-the-record event examining what governments, civil society, and private sector actors can do to better combat human trafficking.
WHERE: Stimson Center, 1211 Connecticut Avenue, 8th Floor, NW, Washington, DC 20036.
WHEN: Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.
LIVESTREAM: A link to the livestream will appear on this page prior to the start of the event.
RSVP: Click here to RSVP for the event.
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Featuring:

Aditi Gorur (moderator), Director, Protecting Civilians in Conflict program, Stimson Center
Ambassador Mark Lagon, former Ambassador-at-Large and Director, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, U.S. Department of State; Chief Policy Officer, Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; Centennial Fellow and Distinguished Senior Scholar, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University
Geoffrey Shaw, Assistant Secretary, People Smuggling and Human Trafficking Taskforce, Government of Australia
Holly Burkhalter, Senior Advisor for Justice System Transformation, International Justice Mission

 

Additional panelists to be confirmed.

Photo credit: Prouse Family via Flickr