This free, online event was held on May 24, 2010, and was convened by the Ash Center's Government Innovators Network. Please visit the event page to access the slide presentations and resources associated with this webinar.

Event description: In the light of the recent earthquake in Haiti, human trafficking has risen to the forefront of global news reports as well as in public policy discourse. Over the course of the last decade, natural disasters have occurred in varying size and scope leaving many populations increasingly vulnerable to traffickers. Disasters create catastrophic circumstances of chaos, disorganization, and destruction for predatory opportunists to capitalize on these cataclysmic situations. This webinar will focus on the best practices to combat trafficking in the wake of natural disasters or other events involving mass casualties.

This webinar was moderated by Karen McLaughlin with panelists Jane Nady Sigmon, Casey Branchini, Jean-Robert Cadet, and Susan Forbes Martin.

This Webinar is sponsored by the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, US State Department; the Initiative to Stop Human Trafficking and the Government Innovators Network, both at Harvard Kennedy School.