Human Trafficking in the Twenty-First Century

A two day conference

Fri, 03/30/2012 to Sat, 03/31/2012
Robertson Hall
Event Category: 
Co-sponsored Event

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The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination’s Program on Women in International Relation in cooperation with Princeton Against Sex Trafficking will convene a workshop on human and sex trafficking March 30-31 on the Princeton University campus. The two day event will bring together policy makers, practitioners, activists, and academics to address the politics and economics of trafficking, the successes and limitations of on-the-ground interventions by NGOs, and ways to address the global problem of trafficking in the United States and abroad. All workshop events are open to the public and the press.

The Liechtenstein Institute's Program on Women in International Relations examines women's participation in the international system from the grassroots to diplomatic circles, focusing especially on economic activity, institution building, human rights, and negotiation and reconciliation. Princeton Against Sex Trafficking is a student-run organization at Princeton University whose objective is to combat international sex trafficking through the development of community awareness and activism.

This event is cosponsored with the University Center for Human Values, Program in Law and Public Affairs, Office of Religious Life, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Gender and Policy Network, and the Department of Anthropology.

Schedule of Events
(Subject to Change)

Friday, March 30

Opening Plenary
“Modern Day Slavery: A Conversation about Trafficking in the Twenty-First Century”
4:30-6:30 p.m., 016 Robertson Hall

Somaly Mam, Author and Human Rights Activist; Founder, Somaly Mam Foundation (via Skype)
Moderator: Alison Boden, Dean of Religious Life and the Chapel, Princeton University

Saturday, March 31

Panel Discussion
“Successes and Limitations of Anti-Trafficking Efforts in the U.S. and Abroad”
1:00-3:30 p.m., 016 Robertson Hall

Michele Clark, Adjunct Professor, Elliot School of International Affairs, George Washington University; CEO and Co-Founder, Third Space Creative; Former Director, Anti-Trafficking Assistance Unit, OSCE
Martha Newton, Director of Strategic Partnerships, International Justice Mission
Chris Smith, (R-Robbinsville, NJ), U.S. House of Representatives; Special Representative on Human Trafficking, OSCE Parliamentary Assembly (Invited)
Sarah Symons, Founder, Made by Survivors Network 

Moderator: Mariana Candido, Assistant Professor of History, Princeton University 

Closing Keynote and Book Signing
4:00 p.m., 016 Robertson Hall

Rachel Lloyd, Founder and Executive Director, Girls Educational and Mentoring Services (GEMS); Author, Girls Like Us

About the Participants