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Perspectives on Fighting Human Trafficking

Friday, January 30, 2015
Check-in: 8:30 a.m., Symposium: 9 a.m.
4.0 MO CLE Credits Available

Human trafficking has been called "the modern day slavery." Trafficking victims are forced to have sex or to work long hours against their will, often in dangerous situations and facing threats of violence or deportation. Many times the victims of trafficking do not see themselves as victims or are afraid to speak out, fearing that they themselves might be prosecuted. This year's symposium focuses on the role of the victim in combating human trafficking. Two panels will focus on finding and working with victims in prosecuting trafficking, and two major talks will highlight global trends in human trafficking. 



James C. Millstone Memorial Lecture 2015

Monday, January 12, 2015
Lecture: 7 p.m., Reception to follow

This year's speaker is Radley Balko who will give a talk entitled "The Criminalization of Poverty: How Structural Racism, Petty Fines and Municipal Courts Create Anger, Fatalism and Despair."




Trivia Night 2014

November 7, 2014
Happy Hour: 6 p.m., Trivia Begins: 7 p.m.

Please fax form to the Alumni Relations Office at (314) 977-4089, email to or download the registration form at (pay at the door). If you have additional questions, contact the Alumni Relations Office at (314) 977-3208.




2014 Richard J. Childress Memorial Lecture - "Federalism and Nationalism: Time for a Détente?"

October 24, 2014
John K. Pruellage Corutroom
5.1 MO CLE Credits Available

There has been a long and not-so-merry war between proponents of federalism and nationalists. 2014 Childress Memorial Lecture keynote speaker Professor Heather Gerken argues that now is the time for a détente between the warring sides. Those on both sides of the debate have an outdated idea of what "Our Federalism" looks like today. As a result, many of the debates in the field are beside the point, and it would be better for scholars to direct their considerable energies at different questions than the ones they have traditionally pursued. Professor Gerken will question whether it's possible to have a "nationalist school of federalism" and describe what each side needs to give up in order for a détente to succeed.



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