Seminar on human trafficking - Combatting Slavery in the 21st Century (United Nations Academic Impact)
The forum, to be simulcast to high schools and colleges throughout the world through the auspices of United Nations Academic Impact, will address not only the lasting vestiges of traditional forms of slavery and indentured servitude, but also contemporary issues of child, labor and sex trafficking. Panel topics will include “Slavery in the 21st Century: Continuing Impact, Lasting Vestiges and Modern Forms,” and “Tactics of the Modern Abolitionists.”
The event is a collaboration between the Government Law Center, United Nations Academic Impact, Humanity United and the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government.
Participants: Kevin Ryan, president and CEO of Covenant House International and co-author of Almost Home: Helping Kids Move from Homelessness to Hope, will deliver a keynote address on child trafficking.
Dorchen Leidholdt, Sanctuary for Families; Professor Paul Finkelman, Albany Law School; Warda Henning, United Nations Headquarters, Office on Drugs and Crime; Professor Rhacel Salazar Parrenas, University of Southern California; Professor Anthony Farley, Albany Law School; Andrea Cristina Mercado, National Domestic Workers Alliance; Professor Melissa Breger, Albany Law School