Human Trafficking and Security


Professor of Public Policy and Founder and Director of the Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center at George Mason University, USA

Friday, November 26, 2010, 12:00-14:00

The seminar will focus on the link between the trafficking of human beings and conflicts: how human trafficking is a consequence of conflicts and the arrival of peacekeepers at conflicts. It will also examine how human trafficking is used in the funding of conflicts, and how displaced peoples are exploited by human traffickers.

Louise Shelley is a Professor in the School of Public Policy and the founder and Director of the Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TraCCC) at George Mason University. Professor Shelley received her undergraduate degree cum laude from Cornell University in Penology and Russian literature. She is the recipient of the Guggenheim, NEH, IREX, Kennan Institute, and Fulbright Fellowships and received a MacArthur Grant to establish the Russian Organized Crime Study Centers. She is the author of four books, the most recent of which is Human Trafficking: A Global Perspective that was published by Cambridge University Press in August. She serves on the boards of several journals. Her expertise in transnational crime and corruption includes money laundering and illicit financial flows, human smuggling and trafficking and national security issues.

Professor Shelley has testified before the House Committee on International Relations Committee, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and other committees on transnational crime, human trafficking and the links between transnational crime, financial crime and terrorism. She is on the co-chair of the Global Advisory Council group on organized crime of the World Economic Forum (WEF), and serves as an ambassador to the group on Illicit Trade of the WEF. She has spoken at various international fora and at many universities both in the United States and abroad on terrorism, diverse aspects of transnational crime and corruption. Additionally, she appears on television and radio.

Location: ISDP, Västra Finnbodavägen 2, Stockholm-Nacka. For a map and directions, please go here.

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