Leveraging Big Data and Analytics To Combat Human Trafficking
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About the Event
Human Trafficking: An Invisible Global Challenge
According to International Labor Organization estimates, there are over 25 million victims of human trafficking around the world. Their labor is exploited for commercial and sexual activities across several industries, globally generating an estimated $150 billion in annual profits. It often goes unnoticed, making the crime almost invisible. The use of coercion, force, violence, manipulation, and deception makes human trafficking one of the most critical human rights challenges globally.
Enforcement Obstacles: Large Scale and Complex Networks
Human trafficking is challenging to combat as it is often difficult to identify and control. Given its dynamic supply-chain nature, it involves complex networks of individuals and organizations spread across multiple states and countries. This is where big data and analytics can play a role in combatting the issue.
Meet The Panelists
Ambassador Luis C. de Baca
Mr. Luis C. de Baca has served as Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons and as Director of the Department of Justice's Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART Office).
Dr. Susanne E. Jalbert
Susanne E. Jalbert, PhD, is a gender equity advocate, economic development activist, and a women’s rights political strategist with over 25 years of experience on 85+ assignments with 35+ USAID implementers in about 50 countries. She currently serves as a Senior Advisor, Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) at Chemonics International.
Mr. Ari Redbord
Mr. Ari Redbord is the Head of Legal & Government Affairs for TRM Labs, a blockchain intelligence firm. As an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, Mr Redbord has previously investigated and prosecuted cases related to child exploitation, human trafficking, cryptocurrency, terrorist financing, and sanctions evasion.
Mr. Patrick Comey
Mr. Comey has over 43 years of experience in the US government, and also in the private sector as an investigator of human trafficking and fraud. He has significant overseas experience in high-threat areas including Tajikistan, Afghanistan, the Philippines, Indonesia, and in other countries in South America, the Caribbean, and Africa.
Ms. Jasmine Guadalupe Morales
Ms. Jasmine Guadalupe Morales is an Outreach and Prevention Education Specialist at FAIR Girls. She serves as a mentor for disadvantaged and at-risk youth. Her work focuses on empowering young girls and combatting human trafficking. She also has a background in criminal law case management.
Ms. Linda Lang (Event Moderator)
Ms. Linda Lang is an anti-human trafficking champion and works closely on trafficking awareness to align with organizational Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) guidelines and engage corporate employees to combat the issue domestically, and around the world. She currently serves as a Multifamily Capital Markets Executive Coordinator Professional at Freddie Mac.