This workshop will examine human trafficking as an emerging public issue, while focusing on the real-world challenges to identifying and rescuing victims, prosecuting traffickers, while also addressing the socio-economic and cultural dynamics that are leveraged by traffickers. This course will focus heavily on the multi-disciplinary, victim-centered approach promoted through international and domestic anti-human trafficking protocols and policies, including the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 and the subsequent reauthorizations.
The course will include an examination of relevant existing data, types of trafficking, legal definitions, domestic and international efforts to combat trafficking, challenges faced by law enforcement, the nexus between trafficking and other transnational crime, the role of traditional NGOs and social entrepreneurs, and corporate social responsibility. Finally, we will examine potential career opportunities related to combating human trafficking and the leadership, collaboration and consensus-building skills necessary for success, whether working in the global arena or for a local agency.
- 9:00am-3:00pm on Sunday at MRSE B104 (Apr 28, 2019 to Apr 28, 2019)
9:00am-5:00pm on Saturday at MRSE B104 (Apr 27, 2019 to Apr 27, 2019)
6:00pm-9:00pm on Friday at MRSE B104 (Apr 26, 2019 to Apr 26, 2019)
- Morse B104
Vanek, John Jjvanek@middlebury.edu