"It ought to concern every person,
because it is a debasement of our common humanity. It ought to concern
every community, because it tears at our social fabric. It ought to
concern every business, because it distorts markets. It ought to
concern every nation, because it endangers public health and fuels
violence and organized crime. I'm talking about the injustice, the
outrage, of human trafficking, which must be called by its true name --
modern slavery." – President Barack Obama
Don't miss the fourth and final event of the "Just Talk" Series on
Human Trafficking. Abraham Lee, a public affairs officer in the
Department of State's Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in
Persons, is the guest speaker. He will discuss the U.S. government
perspective and policy on human trafficking.
Wednesday, April 24 at 6 p.m.
Chancellor’s Suite, University Center
Lee serves as a liaison with Capitol Hill, the media, NGOs,
academia, other U.S. government agencies, corporations, research
institutes, and the general public – all as part of a comprehensive,
multidisciplinary effort to combat trafficking.
Prior to joining the department, Lee was director of public affairs
for Crossing Borders, a faith-based, non-governmental organization
devoted to assisting North Korean refugees in northeast China. From
2002 to 2005 he lived and worked in Yanji City, approximately 30
kilometers from the China-North Korea border, where he was first
exposed to the realities of human trafficking.
Lee received his J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law
and is also a graduate of the University of Maryland-College Park where
he received his bachelor's degree in economics.
The event is sponsored by the Center for Multiculturalism and Civic
Engagement, The Center
for Catholic Studies, The Unanue Latino
Institute and the School of Diplomacy and
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