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Disrupting the Human Trafficking-Migration Nexus Workshop

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Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies

121 Bay State Road

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On October 27-28, FMHT will host a EU Jean Monnet Erasmus + funded interactive innovative workshop, titled Disrupting the Human Trafficking-Migration Nexus.

This workshop seeks to investigate human trafficking within a broader migration framework and propose innovative solutions to disrupt trafficking and prevent humanitarian and labour right violations. We will address this from multiple perspectives, including policy, activism, and research.

By bringing together academics, practitioners, local, national, and regional policymakers, NGOs, advocates, students, first person observers, and survivors, we are interested in convening to discuss the convergence of trafficking and migration, with a particular focus on innovation that disrupts exploitation markets of vulnerable and displaced refugees.

Prospective attendees include notable representatives from: UNHCR, UNICEF, Council of Europe (GRETA), Microsoft, MSF, ICMPD, IOM, and the US State Dept. Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons - in addition to academics, human rights lawyers, students, and local practitioners from the Boston area.

Broadly, the structure of the conference will be centered upon three themes:

  • Legal Challenges – Prevention, Prosecution, and Protection

  • Private Sector Solutions – Combatting Human Trafficking with Data Analytics and Disruptive Technologies

  • Exploring the Intersectionality of Human Trafficking and Migration – Recommendations for Future Policy & Research

In addition to the core roundtable discussions, there will be breakout panels featuring a variety of presentations, papers, technological solutions, and innovative approaches. The FMHT Initiative will publish the contributions in two formats: a conference policy report and an academic symposium publication.

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In addition to the European Commission, our co-sponsors include: The Center for the Study of Europe, African Studies Center, Institute for the Study of Muslim Societies and Civilizations, Institute on Culture, Religion & World Affairs at Boston University (CURA), Initiative on Cities (IOC), BUzz Lab, Elie Wiesel Center for Jewish Studies, Global Programs, and the Boston Consortium for Arab Regional Studies (BCARS).

Please save the date and join us on October 27-28, 2017.

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