[URBANTH-L]short course on human trafficking

Elzbieta Gozdziak emg27 at georgetown.edu
Thu Feb 5 09:52:39 EST 2009

The Institute for the Study of International Migration at Georgetown 
University will be offering a course on human trafficking on February 
25-27, 2009.  This course is part of ISIM's Certificate in International 
Migration Studies. The course description as well as the description of 
the certificate follow: The course is designed for mid-level 
professionals. If you need any additional information please contact 
Elzbieta Gozdziak at emg27 at georgetown.edu

*Human Trafficking: Laws, Data, Discourses, and Practices*

The subject of human trafficking, or the use of force, fraud or coercion 
to transport persons across international borders or within countries to 
exploit them for labor or sex, has received renewed attention within the 
last two decades. In the United States, human trafficking became a focus 
of activities in the late 1990s and culminated in the passage of the 
Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) signed into law on October 16, 
2000.  In this course students will assess the different legal 
frameworks used to combat human trafficking around the world and compare 
the different discourses used to discuss the trafficking phenomena in 
North America and in Europe.  Students will also explore the 
characteristics and special needs of victims (adult and child victims, 
girls and boys, women and men), their life experiences, and their 
trafficking trajectories; discuss the modus operandi of traffickers and 
their networks; debate the effectiveness of governmental 
anti-trafficking policies and the efficacy of rescue and restore 
programs; and identify research gaps. The course places special emphasis 
on evidence-based research and strategies. The course is taught by an 
interdisciplinary team of legal and social science scholars, 
policy-makers, and practitioners.

The Institute for the Study of International Migration and the School of 
Continuing Studies at Georgetown University are pleased to announce the 
launch of the Certificate in International Migration Studies. 
Understanding the complex dynamics behind international migration is 
essential to improved policies and programs to address the multiple 
causes and consequences of these movement of people. Courses are geared 
toward those working in the U.S. government (Grade 12 and above), 
international organizations, and non-governmental organizations on 
international migration and refugee issues, and who possess a bachelor's 
degree or the equivalent. To earn the Certificate in International 
Migration Studies, students must complete six intensive three to five 
day courses within two years. The program includes one required course 
and five electives.  For more information, please visit:

Elzbieta M Gozdziak, Ph.D.
Research Director
Editor, International Migration
Institute for the Study of International Migration
3300 Whitehaven St NW Suite 3100
Washington DC 20007
Tel.: 202-687-2193
Fax: 202-687-2541

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