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Ambassador to speak on human trafficking, Nov. 17

Ambassador John Miller, senior adviser to Secretary of State Colin Powell and director of the State Department's Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, will speak at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, in 16 Robertson Hall.

His address, titled "The Tragedy of Modern-Day Slavery: Combating Trafficking in Persons," is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs , the Gender and Policy Network and the Women's Center .

A former congressman from Washington, Miller was appointed to his post in July 2004. His office works to fight human exploitation and trafficking, including outright slavery, forced servitude, child "soldiering" and coerced prostitution. The office also focuses on the development and implementation of victim rescue efforts and prevention methods programming.

Among Miller's key responsibilities is the development of the office's annual Trafficking in Persons Report, known as the TIP report. Released each year by the U.S. Secretary of State, it serves as a powerful diplomatic tool and provides an in-depth analysis of the state of human exploitation and trafficking, best practices and remediation efforts in more than 140 countries.

Contact: Tom Bartus (609) 258-3601

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