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Combatting Human Trafficking Through Prevention, Protection, Prosecution and Partnerships
Speakers: Anita Sheth, Theresa Flores, E. Christopher Johnson, The Honorable Deborah Gilg, Anna Shavers
DATE: Thursday, October 10, 2013
TIME: 12:00 - 1:00pm
College of Law, Auditorium
Approved for 1 CLE credit hour
The "3P" paradigm – prevention, protection, and prosecution – continues to serve as the fundamental international framework used by the United States and the world to combat contemporary forms of slavery. The U.S. Department of State's Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons employs diplomatic, economic, political, legal, and cultural tools to advance the "3P" paradigm worldwide. Announced by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in 2009, the "fourth P" – partnership – serves as a pathway to progress in the effort against modern slavery. The paradigm is outlined in the United Nation's (UN) trafficking in persons protocol and the United States' Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA).
- Anita Sheth, Senior Advisor, Social Compliance and Development, Fairtrade International (FLO), Bonn Germany. Formerly served as Senior Analyst, Advocacy, Policy and Research at Save the Children (Canada) Education: University of Toronto - Ontario Institute for Studies in Education Ph.D (ABT), Sociology in Equity Studies; Queen's University M.A., Sociology; L-Università ta' Malta, B.A, Economics and Philosophy
- Theresa Flores, LSW, MSeD, survivor and author of “The Slave across the Street”, and “Sacred Bath”. She serves on the Ohio Attorney General’s Human Trafficking Commission. Theresa has been awarded one of the top influential women in the Columbus, Ohio area. She was also recognized by current Ohio Governor Kaisch and received the Courage Award for her work in human trafficking. The audio version of her latest book, “The Slave across the Street” was nominated for the 2011 Audie Award, being in the top 5 of all memoirs and biographies.
- E. Christopher Johnson Associate Professor, Director, Graduate Program in Corporate Law and Finance, The Thomas M. Cooley Law School, and lead drafter of the American Bar Association, Business Law Section’s guiding principles for US corporations to combat trafficking. He currently serves as co-chair of the Community Committee of the State of Michigan Human Trafficking Task Force and works with a number of governmental and non-governmental entities on this crisis. Formerly Vice President and General Counsel of GM North America. He is a graduate of New York Law School.
- John Higgins, prosecutor with the U.S. Attorney's Office. He received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Montana and Juris Doctorate from Stanford Law School. Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, he served as a judicial law clerk on the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, was in private practice and also served as a prosecutor in State court. He has prosecuted cases in the District of Nebraska involving interstate transportation for purposes of prostitution, the use of interstate facilities to promote a prostitution enterprise and money laundering.
- Anna Williams Shavers, Cline Williams Professor of Citizenship Law, University of Nebraska Law College. Currently serves as co-chair of the Research Subcommittee of the Nebraska Task Force on Human Trafficking.