[an error occurred while processing this directive] Kansas Conference on Slavery and Human Trafficking: 
Research Needs, Policy Gaps, Institutional Challenges

Schedule of Events

January 31, 2013
7:30 – 9:30 PM       Add to Outlook Calendar      Add to Google Calendar
Woodruff Auditorium, Kansas Union

Keynote Speaker - Video of presentation (MP4)

Photo of Kevin Bales

Kevin Bales is the co-founder of Free the Slaves, whose mission is to end all forms of human slavery within the next 25 years. He's the author of "Ending Slavery: How We Free Today's Slaves."

As an author, a professor of sociology, and consultant to the United Nations Global Program on Human Trafficking, Kevin Bales is one of the world’s foremost experts on modern slavery. He has made it his mission to eradicate global slavery.

Along with traveling the world doing investigative research, authoring books, racking up human rights awards, and teaming up with Simon Pell to form a fundraising consultant firm, Pell & Bales Ltd., he established Free the Slaves, a nonprofit whose brilliant website is packed with facts and inspirations to action. With Free the Slaves, Bales has mapped out ways to spread the message and gain resources that assign governments, the UN, business, communities and individuals specific roles in the fight to end slavery. He’s working on a book about the relationship of slavery and environmental destruction. Armed with a compelling presence and a hopeful heart, he is enticing the world to help, so that we can all one day say the words: Mission Accomplished.

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February 1, 2013
Kansas Union

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8:15 – 8:45

Conference Registration (5th Floor Lobby)

9:00 – 9:15

Opening Remarks (Big XII Room)

Steven F. Warren, Vice Chancellor, Research and Graduate Studies and Professor, Applied Behavioral Science, The University of Kansas

Hannah Britton, Director, Center for the Study of Injustice at the Institute for Policy & Social Research and Associate Professor, Political Science and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, The University of Kansas

9:15 – 10:30

Panel 1: State of the Field: Research on Slavery and Human Trafficking (Big XII Room)

Video of panel discussion

Bridgette Carr, Assistant Professor, Director of Human Trafficking Clinic, University of Michigan Law School.
Amy Farrell, Assistant Professor, Northeastern University, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice.
Nadia Shapkina, Assistant Profesor, Department of Sociology, Kansas State University.
Corey Yung, Associate Professor of Law, The University of Kansas

10:30 – 10:45


10:45 – noon

Panel 2: Slavery and Human Trafficking and Governmental Responses (Big XII Room)

Video of panel discussion

Davina Durgana, PhD Candidate at American University
Army Brigadier General Mark Scraba, Director, Joint Interagency Counter Trafficking Center, Formed at the European Command
Barry R. Grissom, United States Attorney for the District of Kansas
Connie Brogen, Forensic Nurse and Representative from Missouri Coalition

12:15 – 1:45

Luncheon and Luncheon Keynote (Ballroom)

Photo of Alison Friedman Alison Kiehl Friedman is Deputy Director of the U.S. Department of State Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons. She was appointed to this position in September 2011 after working for two years as the Office’s Senior Coordinator for Public Engagement. Ms. Friedman oversees the Office’s foreign assistance grant program, which supports anti-trafficking efforts in 37 countries around the world, and the Office’s public engagement efforts, which include public and media outreach, partnerships with civil society, and coordinating the U.S. Government’s interagency anti-trafficking work.
She also serves as senior advisor to Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons Luis CdeBaca.

Prior to her service at the Department of State, Ms. Friedman was Executive Director of the Alliance to Stop Slavery and End Trafficking (ASSET), a California NGO. Her work at ASSET was instrumental in the passage of the California Supply Chain Transparency Act, a first-of-its-kind law that requires companies doing business in California to publicly disclose what anti-slavery policies they have put in place.

Ms. Friedman previously served as District Director for former U.S. Representative Jane Harman (CA), California Policy Director for People For the American Way, and National Student Director for the Gore/Lieberman 2000 presidential campaign.

Ms. Friedman is a native of the National Capital Area and a graduate of Stanford University. She lives in Washington, DC

2:00 – 3:30

Research Partnerships Working Group: (Kansas Room)

Next Steps – What can KU offer in terms of research on slavery and human trafficking? What are the existing strengths on campus, such as research on inequality and migration, that can be linked to research on human trafficking? What are the important gaps in research, and how is KU best able to address these?

Executive Summary

Advocacy Partnerships Working Group: (Big XII Room)

Next Steps – What type of legal advocacy training in human trafficking can we develop for our students? What can KU students do for outreach and advocacy in support of survivors of human trafficking? What are the potential policy networks and program ideas to address human trafficking regionally and nationally?

Executive Summary - Big 12 Room
Executive Summary - Jayhawk Room

Teaching and Academic Program Development Working Group: (Alderson Auditorium - 4th Floor, Kansas Union)

Next Steps – What courses do we currently offer that would help develop a deeper focus on human trafficking? What type of graduate training can we offer? What are the current needs for training government partners through graduate education programs? What type of graduate education programs would best meet the needs of KU students and government partners – semester long courses? Executive education short courses? Graduate certificates or MA Degrees?

Executive Summary

3:30 – 4:00

Closing Remarks and Thanks (Big XII Room)

Hannah Britton, Director, Center for the Study of Injustice at the Institute for Policy & Social Research and Associate Professor, Political Science and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, The University of Kansas

Conference sponsored by
Gov. Sam Brownback and the Office of the Chancellor, the Office of Graduate Military Programs, the School of Law, and the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department at the University of Kansas

with special thanks to:
The Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, The Emily Taylor Center for Women and Gender Equality, the Kansas African Studies Center, and The University of Kansas Libraries [an error occurred while processing this directive]