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British Professor Kevin Bales to give a talk on the intersection of human trafficking and environmental destruction on January 30, 2018

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY –  British Professor Kevin Bales will give a talk, “The Relationship Between Human Trafficking and Environmental Degradation,” on Tuesday, January 30 at 7:00 pm in Main Building, Villard Room.  The event is free and open to the public.

Previously seen on TED Talks, Mr. Bales is a Professor of Contemporary Slavery at the University of Nottingham, England. He co-founded the global anti-trafficking organization Free the Slaves, is Lead Author of the Global Slavery Index, is on the board for the Freedom Fund and is a consultant to the UN Global Program on Trafficking of Human Beings.

Bales has advised the US, British, Irish, Norwegian, and Nepali governments on their human trafficking policies and has raised over a billion dollars for various human rights non-profits.

This event is sponsored by The Underground, the Department of Earth Science and Geography, and the Department of Sociology.

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Posted by Office of Communications Friday, January 26, 2018