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Visiting Scholar Donna M. Hughes to speak March 2 on human trafficking

Donna M. Hughes, professor and holder of the Eleanor M. and Oscar M. Carlson Endowed Chair at the University of Rhode Island, will visit Brigham Young University as part of this week's BYU Human Trafficking Conference.

Her lecture, “Global Trafficking: A Form of Modern-Day Slavery,” will be presented on Thursday, March 2, at 11 a.m. in B002 Joseph F. Smith Building. The lecture will be followed by a question-and-answer session from noon to 12:45 p.m. in B192 JFSB. The lecture and question-and-answer session are open to the public.

Hughes conducts research and writing on women’s rights, including violence, slavery, sexual exploitation, Islamic fundamentalism and women’s organized resistance to violence and exploitation. She is frequently consulted by governments and non-governmental organizations on policies related to women’s human rights, particularly on trafficking of women and girls for sexual exploitation.

The conference is sponsored by BYU's Marjorie Pay Hinckley Endowed Chair in Social Work and the Social Sciences, the Women’s Research Institute and the School of Social Work.

For more information, please call Joanali Evans at (801) 422-4605.

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