Combating Human Trafficking and Forced Labor:

The Obama Administration's Global Agenda

Presented by the Program on Human Trafficking and Forced Labor of the Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law,

the International Labor Rights Forum and theSolidarity Center, AFL-CIO

March 24, 2010

9:00 AM - 2:30 PM

American University Washington College of Law, Room 603

4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Room 603, Washington, D.C.

8:30 AM Registration

9:00 AM Welcome Remarks

9:15 AM Promoting the Rights of Migrant Domestic Workers through International Conventions

  • Ana Avendano, Assistant to the President for Immigration and Community Action, AFL-CIO
  • Carol Pier, Associate Deputy Undersecretary, Bureau of International Labor Affairs, U.S. Department of Labor
  • Antonia Pena, Domestic worker and leader at Casa de Maryland; Member, Coordinator Committee of the National Domestic Worker Alliance (Ashwini Jaisingh, Casa de Maryland, will translate)

Moderator: Neha Misra, Soldarity Center, AFL-CIO

10:45 AM New Directions for U.S. International Anti-trafficking Policies and Programs

  • Jane Sigmon, Senior Coordinator for Programs, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, U.S. Department of State
  • Matt Friedman, Regional Programme Manager, United Nations Inter-agency Project on Human Trafficking
  • Kathy Blakeslee, Director, Women in Development, U.S. Agency for International Development

Moderator: Ann Jordan, American University Washington College of Law

12:15 PM Lunch

12:45 PM Regulating Trade in Goods Made with Forced Labor

  • Marcia Eugenio, Director, Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking, Bureau of International Labor Affairs, U.S. Department of Labor
  • Christian Levesque, Senior Associate, Conrad &Scherer, LLP
  • Katerina Karousos, Acting Chief, Multilateral Programs Unit, Office of International Affairs, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Moderator: Maba Athreya, International Labor Rights Forum

2:15 PM Closing Comments


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