4th Annual Human Trafficking Symposium

Friday, January 26, 2018

8:30a-2:30p at the SJ Quinney College of Law

The 2018 Human Trafficking Symposium will discuss how constructions and definitions of human trafficking impact how it is addressed. Who are the victims, who are the criminals, and who determines this and how? Are there policy gaps? Who might be falling through?

This year, we have invited professionals and community leaders who work against human trafficking at all levels, from policy to enforcement, from aid to prosecution, to discuss their unique perspectives of what the problem is, its content, and borders. We will discover how each of these organizations work together, discuss what different or competing understandings of the issue are informing conduct and policies, then talk about what is being done, is not being done, and where there are issues that need to be addressed.

4 hours CLE (pending). Free and open to the public.


8:00 – 9:00 AM: Registration, check-in, and light breakfast reception

9:00 – 9:30 AM: Introduction and opening comments by AG Reyes

9:30 – 11:00 AM: Keynote Address – Understanding Trafficking: Lexicons and Architectures

Claude d’Estree, Director of the Human Trafficking Center at the Josef Korbel School of International Relations, University of Denver, and United Nations Special Rapporteur for the Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking (GIFT)

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Catered lunch

12:00 – 1:00 PM: Villain or Broker; Victim or Survivor: A Conversation on Definitions and Narratives

Panelists: Daniel Strong, Human Trafficking Task Force with the Utah Attorney General’s Office; Elizabeth Hendrix, Trafficking in Persons Program Director at the Refugee and Immigration Center for the Asian Association of Utah; MORE TBA

1:00 – 2:00 PM: Traffickers and Trafficked; Ethics of Enforcement and Aid

Panelists: Pamela Vickrey, Utah Juvenile Defenders; Jerome Elam, President and CEO of the Trafficking in America Task Force; Daniel Strong, Human Trafficking Task Force with the Utah Attorney General’s Office; MORE TBA

2:00 – 2:30 PM: Closing remarks

2:30 – 3:00 PM: Reception

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