Join Women in Homeland Security’s fourth annual Human Trafficking event to recognize “Human Trafficking Awareness Month” with an exciting program featuring several keynote speakers and a panel of experts. “Human Trafficking – In Your Neighborhoods and Across the Globe” will examine the deepth and breadth of this issue as well as what law enforcement, academia, government, and international partners are doing to raise awareness and combat this threat. In addition to our esteemed speakers, we will feature an interactive art project to raise awareness of trafficking. In 2016, WHS partnered with ArtWorks for Freedom to commission a “Golden Door to Freedom” with messages from WHS members to those being trafficked or those who have escaped trafficking. We invite you to join us for this important session.
Dr. Kimberly Mehlman-Orozco holds a Ph.D. in Criminology, Law and Society from George Mason University, with an expertise in human trafficking. She currently serves as a human trafficking expert witness in criminal and civil court and is the author of Hidden in Plain Sight: America’s Slaves of the New Millennium, which explores human trafficking in the United States.
Her second book, The Jihadi Next Door, explores how people are recruited into terrorism. It is scheduled to be released in 2018.
Dr. Mehlman-Orozco’s writing can be found in Forbes, The Washington Post, The Houston Chronicle, The Baltimore Sun, The Crime Report, and The Diplomatic Courier, among other media. Read more about her at: www.mehlmanorozco.com
- 9:00a-9:30a Arrival & registration
- 9:30a-9:40a Welcome & introductory remarks
- 9:40a-10:10a Opening keynote speaker
- Per-Anders Sunesson, Ambassador at Large for Combating Trafficking in Persons, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Sweden
- 10:10a-10:50a Panel discussion w/ Q&A
- Robert Bornstein, Supervisory Special Agent, FBI Washington Field Office
- Patricia Cogswell, Assistant Director, Office of Intelligence, ICE, DHS
- Dr. Kimberly Mehlman-Orozco, Author and subject matter expert
- 10:50a-11:20a Closing keynote speaker
- Mick McKeown, Executive Director Homeland Security Advisory Council and Campaigns; Chair, Blue Campaign
- 11:20a-11:30a Golden Doors to Freedom
- Michele Clark, former Executive Director, ArtWorks for Freedom
- 11:30a Closing remarks & adjournment
SPONSORSHIP is welcome and needed! Contact us if you’d like to support our awareness efforts.