Sample Class: Understanding Human Trafficking


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You’re invited to attend a virtual sample lecture for prospective students to learn more about the Schar School of Policy and Government and our graduate programs.

Human trafficking and smuggling is analyzed in terms of major international policy issues; the reasons for the growth of these phenomena; the social, political and economic consequences in regions across the globe, and the transnational crime dimensions of the problem. During this sample class, particular emphasis will be placed on understanding human trafficking during the COVID pandemic and will examine the convergence of human trafficking with other illegal activities.

Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 6:00 PM ET (Virtual Event)
Taught by: Professor Louise Shelley




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Professor Louise Shelley, Director of the Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TraCCC) at the Schar School, is a leading expert on the relationship among terrorism, organized crime and corruption, as well as human trafficking, illicit financial flows, and money laundering. Her book, Dark Commerce: How a New Illicit Economy is Threatening our Future, focusing on illicit trade, the new technology, and sustainability, was published with Princeton University Press in November 2018.