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"Trade of Innocents": A Global Perspective on Human Trafficking

April 12-13, 2012
A Yale Law School Event in conjunction with 
    the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Connecticut 
    the Federal Bureau of Investigation 
    the producers of Trade of Innocents

Join Yale Law School for a symposium and exclusive, advance screening of Trade of Innocents — starring Dermot Mulroney and Academy Award winner Mira Sorvino. The symposium will feature a series of panels about the efforts of law enforcement agencies and non-governmental organizations to detect, investigate and prosecute domestic and international human trafficking as well as a panel about the making of the film with the producers and director for Trade of Innocents.

For a transcript of Deputy Attorney General Cole's remarks and the recorded address from Secretary Clinton, visit the symposium news page.

Thursday, April 12:

3:30 p.m. — Registration

4:10 p.m. — Opening Remarks

Welcome: Professor Kate Stith
Introduction: David B. Fein, U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut
Opening Remarks: Deputy Attorney General James Cole

4:30 p.m. — Expanding our Reach:  Law Enforcement and NGO Partnerships

Bradley Myles, Executive Director and CEO, Polaris Project
Krishna Patel, Deputy Chief, National Security & Major Crimes Unit, U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Connecticut
Sharon Cohn Wu, Senior Vice President, International Justice Mission
Moderator: David B. Fein, U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut

5:30 p.m. — Break

5:50 p.m. — Ambassador Luis CdeBaca, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, U.S. Department of State

6:10 p.m. — Premiere Screening of Trade of Innocents

7:30 p.m. — Reception

Friday, April 13:

8:30 a.m. — Continental breakfast

9:00 a.m. — Opening Remarks: Deirdre M. Daly, First Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut

9:15 a.m. — Making of the Movie

Bill and Laurie Bolthouse, Producer of Trade of Innocents
Jim Schmidt, Producer of Trade of Innocents
Christopher Bessette, Writer/Director of Trade of Innocents
Moderator: Ronald Gregg, Senior Lecturer and Programming Director, Film Studies at Yale

10:30 a.m. — Break 

10:30 a.m. — Domestic and Global Investigations: Strategies for Success

Introductory Remarks, Kimberly Mertz, Special Agent in Charge, New Haven Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Carrie Landau, Special Agent, Chicago Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Michael Barker, Special Agent, Chicago Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Alan Nanavaty, Unit Chief, Crimes Against Children Unit, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Staca Shehan, Director, Case Analysis Division, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Special Guest - A Connecticut victim's perspective
Moderator: David Gelios, Assistant Special Agent in Charge, New Haven Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation

12:15 p.m. — AfterCare: Restoring Freedom and Dignity to Victims of Human Trafficking
A brown bag lunch will be served.

Rob Morris, President, Love146
James Pond, Executive Director, Transitions Global 
Angela Zurowski, Executive Director, International Institute of Connecticut
Moderator: Colleen McEdwards, The CNN Freedom Project

Schedule and speakers subject to change.

For questions, please email tradeofinnocents@yale.edu.

Support for this symposium has been provided by the Oscar M. Ruebhausen Fund.