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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Anti-Trafficking Symposium Presented by Goodwill Ambassador, ICE, and Federal Officials

The “Anti-Human Trafficking Symposium: Transforming the Coalition” co-sponsored by Georgetown University and Delotte on January 30, 2013 included keynote speakers, actress Mira Sorvino as the United Nations goodwill ambassador on human trafficking and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director, John Morton. The symposium gathers government, academic, non-profit and business leaders to revamp the fight against the illegal billion dollar industry that traffics human beings for sexual exploitation and forced labor.

Other keynote speakers included Luis CdeBaca from the U.S. Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons’ ambassador at large; Acting Associate Attorney General Tony West; and Alice Hill, senior counselor to the secretary of homeland security as well as two panels covering trends and challenges.  Coverage by Georgetown University includes web casts from Sorvino, Morton, and CdeBaca.

Key points discussed in the symposium paved the way ahead:
  1. Combatting Trafficking
  2. Trends and Challenges
  3. New Technology

Delotte captures the highlights of the “Anti-Human Trafficking Symposium: Transforming the Coalition” they co-sponsored with Georgetown University, citing that over 300 people attended the event, several thousand viewed it on Georgetown's website (GULive) and C-SPAN, and some viewed the transcript of Mira Sorvino's speech." 

They also provide a more complete listing of keynote speakers and panelists for those that may be interested in hearing more from the presenters at the symposium:

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