Dr. David Webb Moderates Human Trafficking Panel

Dr. David Webb

Tues, April 12, 2011
7 to 9 P.M.
Lowman Student Center Theater

A panel of experts who have worked with legal issues and struggles facing trafficking victims will address “Human Trafficking: 21st Century Slavery In Texas” on Tuesday (April 12).

The “Hot Topics” discussion will be from 7-9 p.m. in the Lowman Student Center Theater.

Panelists for the event will include Edward F. Gallagher, assistant U.S. Attorney and district coordinator for the Human Trafficking Rescue Alliance; Ruben Perez, assistant U.S. Attorney and deputy coordinator for the Human Trafficking Rescue Alliance; Kathryn Griffin-Townsend, founder of “We’ve Been There, Done That;” and Dottie Laster, executive director of Million Kids.

Dr. David Webb, assistant director for the College of Criminal Justice’s Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas, will serve as the moderator.

With 35 years of research and policing experience in the United Kingdom, Webb has developed ideas and strategies to aid law enforcement in the timely and efficient detection of trafficking. He also has traveled the world speaking and raising awareness about human trafficking.

The interactive panel discussion, which is free and open to the public, is hosted by the SHSU Political Engagement Project, in conjunction with the American Democracy Project and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

The goal of the event is to inform attendees about the relevance and abundance of human trafficking in Texas, which often goes unreported or unnoticed, according to Stacy Ulbig, assistant professor of political science and PEP chair.

Previous "Hot Topics" presentations have covered the Middle East, "Healthcare in America," and "Perspectives on China."

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