The NYU Center for Global Affairs at New York University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies presents its special event, Human Trafficking: A Global Challenge in Our Own Backyard in collaboration with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and Vital Voices Global Network, on November 30, 2006.
What will it take to end human trafficking? The UN Office on Drugs and Crime estimates that there are cases originating in 127 countries for exploitation in 137 countries. On the occasion of the International Day to End Slavery, this special event examines the response to human trafficking in the New York region and features global leaders who call on all of us to act on this worldwide challenge-as diplomats, government officials, educators, businesspeople, and members of our respective communities.
This event is free and open to the public, and takes place at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, LaGuardia Place (at Washington Square South). A, B, C, D, E, F, or V to West 4th Street; the R or W to 8th Street; or the 6 to Astor Place. Reservations are required. For more information, the public may call the Center at 212.992.8380.
- WHAT: NYU’s Center for Global Affairs “Human Trafficking: A Global Challenge in Our Own Backyard”
- WHO: Moderator: Nicholas Kristof, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Columnist, The New York Times
- Panelists: Ruchira Gupta, Vital Voices Global Leadership Council Member & Executive Director, Apne Aap Women Worldwide (India); The Honorable Carolyn Maloney, United States Representative, 14th District, New York City; Ambassador John Miller, Director, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, United States Department of State; Marilyn Carlson Nelson, CEO and chairperson, Carlson Companies; and Julia Ormond, Actress and UN Office on Drugs and Crime Goodwill Ambassador for the Abolition of Slavery and Human Trafficking.
- WHERE: NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, LaGuardia Place (at Washington Square South). By subway, take the A, B, C, D, E, F, or V to West 4th Street; the R or W to 8th Street; or the 6 to Astor Place. Reservations are required.
- WHEN: Thursday, November 30 from 6-8 p.m.
The new NYU Center for Global Affairs, within the University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies [www.scps.nyu.edu], is located in the School’s state-of-the-art facility in the Woolworth Building - one of downtown New York’s architectural treasures. The Center presents provocative and timely public events regarding the latest topics in world affairs (formerly held at the NYU Vernon Center for International Affairs), and houses a new graduate program in global studies and myriad non-degree courses in international affairs.