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U.S. Government Perspective and Policy on Human Trafficking
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Stop Human Trafficking"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 International Relations.

For more information please contact:
Rosario Reyes
(973) 275-2137


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