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Human Trafficking Symposium

Human Trafficking



GLOBAL IS LOCAL:
HUMAN TRAFFICKING
IN OUR OWN BACKYARD


Friday, September 28, 2012
8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Rutgers School of Law–Newark


Presented by the Human Trafficking Prevention and Prosecution Project at Rutgers School of Law–Newark.


Registration is now closed.

 
PROGRAM
8:30 – 9:00 am

Registration and Breakfast

9:00 – 9:15 am

Welcome and Introductory Remarks

Dean John J. Farmer, Jr., Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli, and Jessica Kitson, Director of the Eric Neisser Public Interest Program

9:15 – 10:00 am

Keynote

Kevin Ryan, President and CEO, Covenant House

10:15 – 11:45 am

Panel 1 — Responses to Commercial Sexual Exploitation

  • Bridgette Carr, Clinical Professor, University of Michigan Law School
  • Marina Colby, End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and Trafficking (ECPAT–USA)
  • Gigi Scoles, Prosecutor, Essex County Prosecutor Special Victims Unit
  • Ivy Suriyopas, Staff Attorney, Asian American Legal Defense Fund — Anti-Trafficking Initiative
  • Professor Vera Bergelson, Rutgers School of Law–Newark, moderator
11:45 am – 1:00 pm

Lunch

Featured Speaker: Wendi Adelson, Center for the Advancement of Human Rights at Florida State University and author of This Is Our Story

1:00 – 2:30 pm

Panel 2 — Cheap Goods: Consumerism and Compulsory Labor

  • Shana Chen, New Jersey Assistant U.S. Attorney, Organized Crime/Gang Unit
  • Margaret Martin, Seton Hall Law School Immigrants’ Rights/International Human Rights Clinic
  • Daniel Werner, Southern Poverty Law Center, Immigrant Justice Initiative
  • Professor James Pope, Rutgers School of Law–Newark, moderator
2:45 - 4:15 pm

Panel 3 — Corporate Social Responsibility

  • Raymond Brown, Partner, Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis LLP, and Host of Due Process 
  • Michelle Guelbart (ECPAT–USA)
  • Bill Livermore, Senior Consultant, Human Trafficking Issues and Business Coalition Against Trafficking at ManPower Group
  • Hon. Laura Safer-Espinoza, Fair Food Standards Council
  • Professor Penny Venetis, Rutgers School of Law–Newark, moderator


The Human Trafficking Prevention and Prosecution Project, which is a joint project with Seton Hall School of Law, is supported by funding from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office.

Questions? Contact Jennie Berman at jennie.berman@rutgers.edu with any questions.