Microsoft Briefing on Human Trafficking: The Role of Technology in Preventing Child Sex Trafficking

Briefing on Human Trafficking: The Role of Technology in Preventing Child Sex TraffickingAccording to the U.S. National Human Trafficking Resource Center, the internet has been identified as a primary platform that pimps, traffickers, and johns use to buy and sell children for sex in the United States. But what isn’t well known is exactly how technology facilitates child sex trafficking or how technology can be used to fight it.Join us for a conversation with several of the leading academic researchers in the field awarded funding from Microsoft to gather data and insights about the role of technology in child sex trafficking.  Panelists will discuss some of the initial insights gained as these research projects progress and explore how this information could inform potential interventions for the problem
Monday, September 9th • 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
(with optional lunch reception from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.)


Mark Latonero, Moderator 
Research Director and Deputy Managing Director, Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership & Policy at University of Southern California

Dr. Jennifer Musto, Panelist
Researcher with Wellesley College

Dr. Nicole Marie Bryan, Panelist
Researcher with Montclair State University

Professor Mary G. Leary, Panelist
Researcher with the Catholic University of America

Dr. Susan McIntyre, Panelist
Researcher with Mount Royal University

Dr. Anna Shavers, Panelist
Researcher with University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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Event Location: Microsoft Silicon Valley Campus, 1065 La Avenida, Mountain View, CA 94043

This event is part of an ongoing series of conversations designed to foster dialogue on important technology issues facing society, this event is also supported by Microsoft Research, Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit and the Microsoft Technology and Human Rights Center.

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