Events and Webinars

Hosted with the Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime and supported by McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP and the Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center at George Mason University, our recent webinar series “The Private Sector and the Future of Illicit Trade: Next Generation Human Trafficking and Smuggling Challenges” looked at emerging issues surrounding human trafficking and promising anti-trafficking initiatives from the private sector.

Webinar topics included:

  • If You Build It, They Will Come: Labour Exploitation and the Construction Industry
  • Sexual Exploitation: Rights and Responsibilities
  • The Private Sector and The Future of Illicit Trade: Next Generation Human Trafficking and Smuggling Challenges
  • The Price of Life: Responding to the Global Black Market in Illicit Organs
  • It’s Not Winning that Counts. It’s How You Play the Game: Criminal Infiltration into Global Sports
  • The New American Dream? Illicit Migration, Human Trafficking and Smuggling in America

Thursday, May 18, 2017

  • WEBINAR: Awareness Raising and Campaigning...
    WEBINAR: Awareness Raising and Campaigning: What and How Does Social Media Contribute? Full Details [X]
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Social media has enormously shifted how the world communicates and allows connections and transfer of information in hyperspeed. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other platforms create virtual online communities and instantly share news and data. These platforms also fulfill a critical role in spreading awareness and campaigning around the most pressing societal concerns. How does social media impact in the fight against human trafficking? Are platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and others effective in generating real knowledge about the issue? Is it possible for 140 characters to start a social movement around combatting human trafficking? Can these platforms be true vehicles of social change? This webinar with gather social media experts to take a deeper dive into how and if the social media phenomenon has generated genuine systemic change. This is the sixth and final webinar in the 2016-2017 webinar series, " THE PRIVATE SECTOR COUNTERING HUMAN TRAFFICKING: New Technologies, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Tackling Human Trafficking." This is the third series on emerging issues surrounding human trafficking, illicit trade and the private sector presented by The Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime, Babson College’s Initiative on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery and the International Organization for Migration. The webinar series is sponsored by Dentons LLP and supported by the Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TraCCC) at George Mason University. To register for this session, go here: https://babson.webex.com/babson/k2/j.php?MTID=t4f6c7ece1b28984f49d016ff8fff0143
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  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Tags: Initiative on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery

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