Thai Attorney General to Discuss “Challenges in Preventing and Punishing Human Trafficking” on February 6

The Honorable Trakul Winitnaiyapak, attorney general of Thailand, will discuss “Challenges in Preventing and Punishing Human Trafficking.” His remarks will be followed by commentary from Amy Alvarado, human trafficking specialist in the Cook County State Attorney’s Office; Jane Flanagan, assistant attorney general and labor counsel, Office of Illinois Attorney General; and FBI Supervisory Special Agent Brian Dugan.

Human trafficking is the for-profit exploitation of adults and children primarily for forced labor and/or commercial sex. According to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center, which collects data on human trafficking, Illinois ranks fifth in call volume to the center.

The program will be held on Friday, February 6, 2015 at 2 p.m. in the Judge Abraham Lincoln Marovitz Courtroom at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. A reception will follow.

This event reflects the values expressed in IIT’s Diversity Statement and is intended to promote diversity at IIT.