Noted human trafficking scholar and activist Kevin Bales to speak at University of Denver’s Human Trafficking Center
November 13 Talk Launches 2015-2016 Speaker Series
Kevin Bales, co-founder of the organization Free the Slaves based in Washington, D.C., will speak as part of the Human Trafficking Center’s 2015-2016 Speaker Series on Friday, November 13 from 5:00-7:00 pm in the Anderson Academic Commons.
Bales’ presentation, “Modern Slavery, Ecocide, and the Secret to Saving the World,” will draw on decades of field work, research and writing on modern slavery around the world.
A professor of Contemporary Slavery at the University of Hull’s Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation, Bales is the author of numerous groundbreaking and bestselling books such as Disposable People (1998), Ending Slavery (2007) and The Slave Next Door (2009).
Other speakers in the series will be Kristiina Kungaspunta, Chief of the Global Report on Trafficking in Persons Unit (GLOTIP) and Amy O’Neill Richard, Senior Advisor to the Director in the State Department's Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons.
The Human Trafficking Center, housed in the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies, is the only two-year, graduate-level, professional-training degree in human trafficking in the United States. Students contribute to the study of human trafficking by publishing research-based blogs through the Human Trafficking Center. This year’s incoming cohort is the Center’s largest ever, with over 20 students.
Founded in 1964, the Josef Korbel School of International Studies is one of the world’s leading schools for the study of international relations. The School offers degree programs in international affairs and is named in honor of its founder and first dean, Josef Korbel. The HTC was founded in 2002 to apply sound research and reliable methodology to the field of human trafficking research and advocacy.