Human Trafficking: People, Places, & Voices - April 12-13, 2012

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The Southern Utah University Global Engagement Center and Women's and Gender Studies program are pleased to announce the call for papers for the 2nd annual Global Engagement Academic Conference, held jointly with the 1st annual Women's and Gender Studies Academic Conference. This year's conference will be held April 12-13, 2012, on the SUU campus in Cedar City, Utah.

The title of this year's conference is Human Trafficking: People, Places, & Voices. Anuradha Koirala, founder of Maiti Nepal and 2010 CNN Hero of the Year, is the confirmed keynote. Andrew Levine, director and producer of The Day My God Died, will also be presenting.

The conference will focus on human trafficking in its many forms, with presentations chronicling a variety of issues associated with the practice. Academics and activists alike are encouraged to submit presentations which highlight human trafficking in areas that include, but are not limited to:

· Child trafficking
· Sex trafficking
· Modern-day slavery
· Trafficking in developing countries
· Trafficking in developed countries
· Global extent of human trafficking
· Anti-trafficking measures

At the conference, presenters and participants will engage in discussions and activities that will afford them the opportunity to gain a broader knowledge of human trafficking. Selected presentations will cover a wide range of topics, in order to provide participants with a comprehensive awareness of the issue. Presentations may take one of five forms:

· Panel Presentation (three 10-minute presentations + 15 minutes of Q&A per panel)
· Paper Presentation (30 minutes + 15 minutes of Q&A)
· Workshop (45 minutes)
· Poster Session (2 hours)
· Facilitated Discussion

Presentation proposals are due by February 1, 2012, and should be submitted online at Those submitting presentations will be contacted by February 15.