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Boutros & Richmond Return to White House to Participate in Bipartisan Anti-Human Trafficking Roundtable

WASHINGTON, DC – Human Trafficking Institute Founding Directors Victor Boutros and John Richmond were invited back to the White House on May 17 as part of a bipartisan anti-human trafficking roundtable discussion in the West Wing’s Roosevelt Room. This small group discussion was led by Ivanka Trump and included Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Sen. Heidi … Continue reading Boutros & Richmond Return to White House to Participate in Bipartisan Anti-Human Trafficking Roundtable

United Nations Asks Human Trafficking Institute to Train South African Prosecutors

The Human Trafficking Institute recently provided specialized training on behalf of the United Nations to a group of prosecutors from South Africa’s National Prosecuting Authority. The training, funded by the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime and held in South Africa’s capital, was part of the Palermo Protocol project, which provides legal and technical … Continue reading United Nations Asks Human Trafficking Institute to Train South African Prosecutors

#InContext: Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Mpilo Tutu, a Nobel Peace Laureate, rose to worldwide fame in the 1980s as an opponent of apartheid in South Africa. Tutu was born in Klerksdorp, Transvaal, and was the second of four children of Zacheriah Zililo Tutu, a teacher, and Aletta Tutu, a cleaner and cook at a school for the blind. Tutu began … Continue reading #InContext: Archbishop Desmond Tutu

#InContext: Eugene Cho

Eugene Cho, founder of One Day’s Wages and lead pastor at Quest Church in Seattle, was born in South Korea and immigrated to the United States when he was six years old. Growing up in San Francisco, Cho helped his parents run a local grocery store, stocking shelves and running the cash register. In his … Continue reading #InContext: Eugene Cho

#InContext: Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin invented the theory of evolution by natural selection. How was it that a man born into a Christian family and trained as a clergyman at a conservative university came to develop a theory that not only challenged the religious view of creation but altered the Western world’s understanding of human identity? Though Darwin … Continue reading #InContext: Charles Darwin

The Human Trafficking Institute to Present Trafficking in Persons Conference in Uganda

Prosecutors, legislators, and law enforcement officials will gather next week in Kampala, Uganda, when the Human Trafficking Institute will present at a two-day conference on strategies to combat human trafficking. The training conference is being hosted by the Ugandan Judiciary and Willow International. The conference will provide leaders with greater understanding on the scope of … Continue reading The Human Trafficking Institute to Present Trafficking in Persons Conference in Uganda

Richmond Meets with Haitian Prime Minister

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — A discussion regarding Haiti’s approach to human trafficking took place between Haitian Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant and Human Trafficking Institute Founding Director John Richmond during a trip to Port-au-Prince in early May. The discussion happened in response to a two-day visit this past February in Washington D.C., where a delegation from … Continue reading Richmond Meets with Haitian Prime Minister

#InContext: Apostle Paul

In ancient Rome, slavery was common, and running away from your owner was punishable by death. A man named Onesimus did just that in the first century AD when he escaped from his master, Philemon. He managed to travel hundreds of miles from the city of Colossae (modern day Turkey) to the city of Rome, … Continue reading #InContext: Apostle Paul

#InContext: Margaret Mead

Margaret Mead was a 20th Century anthropologist who changed the way Western society views primitive cultures. Born in Philadelphia in 1901, she spent long periods of her adult life among islanders in American Samoa and New Guinea. Her field work proved that many human behaviors that Americans took for granted are actually learned, not innate. … Continue reading #InContext: Margaret Mead

#InContext: Elie Wiesel

Elie Wiesel is a Holocaust survivor. Born into a family of Romanian Jews in 1928, he found himself trapped in the Nazi concentration camp of Buchenwald during World War II. His parents and younger sister were killed before the Allies liberated the camp in 1945. Wiesel later chronicled these experiences in the critically-acclaimed memoir, Night, … Continue reading #InContext: Elie Wiesel