Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Human Trafficking in the Context of Migration Topic of Thursday CISSM Forum

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April 13, 2017 | 12:00-1:15 pm | 1203 Van Munching Hall 
"Human Trafficking in the Context of Migration"

Kyle M. Ballard, Senior Coordinator, U.S. Department of State’s Office to Monitor
and Combat Trafficking in Persons
Kyle M. Ballard is the Senior Coordinator for Reports and Political Affairs in the
 U.S. Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons
 (J/TIP), responsible for the production of the annual Trafficking in Persons Report
 and coordinating the U.S. Government’s diplomatic efforts to address modern
 slavery worldwide. Prior to J/TIP, Kyle was the Strategic Planner at the U.S.
 Department of Defense’s Defense Security Cooperation Agency, which is
 responsible for the execution of U.S. security cooperation programs ranging from
 defense institution building to the annual transfer of more than $40 billion in
 defense equipment and services. Kyle led a team in the Department of State’s
 Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor focused on sectarian tensions
 and religious freedom in the Middle East and North Africa, and for developing
 rights-based approaches to combating violent extremism. Before that, he countered conventional weapons proliferation in the Bureau of Political Military Affairs,
 where he engaged in end-use monitoring of U.S. defense exports and partnered
 with various government agencies and international organizations to identify front
 companies and criminal networks. Read more.