#InContext: Ronald Reagan

By: TAKIM WILLIAMS “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction,” said Ronald Reagan in a speech to the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce in 1961. “We didn’t pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. The only way they can inherit the freedom we have known, is if we fight for it, … Continue reading #InContext: Ronald Reagan

#InContext: Cornel West

By: TAKIM WILLIAMS “Justice is what love looks like in public, just like tenderness is what love feels like in private,” said Dr. Cornel West, Professor of Philosophy at Union Theological Seminary and Professor Emeritus at Princeton University. The provocative black intellectual has said this on more than one occasion. However, it was during his … Continue reading #InContext: Cornel West

Institute Launches International Legal Fellows Program

This week, the Human Trafficking Institute is launching its International Legal Fellows program. The program is open to recent law graduates and will provide them with practical legal experience within a Partner Country’s criminal justice system. Each International Legal Fellow will work closely with a component of a Partner Country’s criminal justice system (e.g., Ministry … Continue reading Institute Launches International Legal Fellows Program

The Root Cause of Trafficking is Traffickers

By: JOHN COTTON RICHMOND “The Root Cause of Human Trafficking is Traffickers.” Some might wonder, “How can someone make this statement? After all, aren’t there many interconnected causes of human trafficking?” People might argue that poverty, lack of education, immigration policy, environmental conditions, fractured families, and a lack of good job opportunities are the real … Continue reading The Root Cause of Trafficking is Traffickers

Podcast: How do we stop traffickers?

Founding Directors John Cotton Richmond and Victor Boutros recently discussed the Human Trafficking Institute with Dr. Sandra Morgan and Dave Stachowiak at Vanguard University’s Global Center for Women and Justice. Morgan and Stachowiak ask three questions that fall into anti-human trafficking strategies: 1. How do we make people less vulnerable to traffickers? 2. How do … Continue reading Podcast: How do we stop traffickers?

#InContext: William Wilberforce

By: TAKIM WILLIAMS Between 1640 and 1807, Great Britain was the largest supplier of slaves in the New World, responsible for transporting over 3 million Africans (many of whom died on the way) to its colonies in the Caribbean and the Americas. By the time William Wilberforce was elected to Parliament in 1780, the Triangle … Continue reading #InContext: William Wilberforce

President Obama Makes Proclamation for National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

On December 28, President Barack Obama released a proclamation naming January “National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.” Our Nation wrestled with the issue of slavery in a way that nearly tore us apart — its fundamental notion in direct contradiction with our founding premise that we are all created equal. The courageous individuals who … Continue reading President Obama Makes Proclamation for National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month