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Trade of Innocents Symposium April 12-13 Looks at Shocking World of Human Trafficking

A symposium titled “Trade of Innocents: A Global Perspective on Human Trafficking” will be held at Yale Law School April 12-13, 2012. The symposium will feature an exclusive, advance screening of the film, Trade of Innocents, which stars Dermot Mulroney and Academy Award winner Mira Sorvino. The event is being organized in conjunction with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Connecticut, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the film’s producers. It is free and open to the Yale community and the public. 

The symposium begins Thursday afternoon, April 12, with a welcome by Yale Law School Professor Kate Stith, an introduction by David Fein, U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and opening remarks by Deputy Attorney General James Cole. A series of panels will follow, discussing the efforts of law enforcement agencies and non-governmental organizations to detect, investigate and prosecute domestic and international human trafficking. There will also be a panel discussion on Friday about the making of the film, in which producers Bill and Laurie Bolthouse and Jim Schmidt and writer/director Christopher Bessette will participate.

For the full conference schedule and to register online, please visit the conference website. Questions can be emailed to tradeofinnocents@yale.edu.

Support for the Trade of Innocents Symposium is provided by the Oscar M. Ruebhausen Fund.