April 23, 2015
Suffolk University - Rosalie K. Stahl Center
Amenities Room, 1st Floor
73 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02108
Karen A. McLaughlin Director of Human Trafficking Prevention Programs, International Organization for Victim Assistance
Human trafficking represents a multibillion-dollar international trade per annum and continues to be one of the fastest growing criminal industries. While undeniably a global phenomenon, the U.S., as one of the world's leading human trafficking importers, bears a special responsibility to combat this practice. The U.S. and the international community have adopted various treaties and laws to prevent trafficking, but to truly understand and combat the issue, they must find the root causes enabling traffickers to exploit millions of victims.