Combating Human Trafficking: The Role of Governments, Philanthropic Institutions and Non-Governmental Organizations

Seminar

Speaker(s)

Bradley Myles, Polaris Project
Helga Konrad,

Date and Time

January 17, 2012 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Availability

Open to the public.

No RSVP required

Location

Bechtel Conference Center

Bradley Myles is the executive director and CEO at Polaris. Mr. Myles has provided consultation, training, and technical assistance on anti-trafficking strategies to hundreds of audiences, including human trafficking task forces and coalitions across the nation, government agencies, federal and local law enforcement, U.S. Members of Congress, media, service providers, and foreign delegations. He has also been a key advocate in bridging the national anti-trafficking program areas of multiple federal government agencies in the U.S. Departments of State, Homeland Security, Justice, and Health and Human Services.

Helga Konrad is the head of the Austria Regional Initiative to Prevent and Combat all Forms of Human Trafficking. She has been working on the issue of human trafficking for more than 20 years at local, national, regional and international levels in various functions – as expert, advisor, manager, coordinator, parliamentarian and politician.

In her capacities as special representative, chair of the Stability Pact Task Force for South Eastern Europe and International Consultant she has provided assistance to governments and State authorities in developing national and transnational anti-trafficking strategies and in order to help improve their capacities to act on their own and in cooperation with others. From 2004 to 2006, she served as Special Representative on Combating Trafficking in Human Beings of the OSCE – Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. From 2000 to 2004, she served as regional co-ordinator and chair of the  EU Stability Pact Task Force on Human Trafficking for South Eastern Europe.

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