Global Issues Forum | Kent State University

Global Issues Forum

Start Date: 4/6/2016 Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Date: 4/6/2016 End Time: 8:30 PM

Kent Campus - Moulton Hall
Room: Ballroom

Kent State University's School of Communication Studies will host its Global Issues Forum on Human Trafficking: A Global and Local Epidemic on April 6 at 7 p.m. in the Moulton Ballroom. The forum will feature a panel discussion on human trafficking and its global and local occurrence.

The panelists for the evening include:

* Kathleen Chandler. Currently serving on the Board of County
Commissioners. She was elected in 2005 to the Ohio House of Representatives where she crafted legislation to make human trafficking a crime.
* Eric Heisig. Federal courts reporter for He wrote a series
of articles about a human trafficking ring that brought young Guatemalans to the U.S. and forced them to work on egg farms in central Ohio. He has also written about other cases involving sex and labor trafficking.
* Jason Motlagh. Award-winning writer, photographer and filmmaker. Formerly
TIME Magazine's Kabul correspondent, he has reported from more than forty countries for leading U.S. and international media. He is also a Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting journalist. His work for the Pulitzer Center focused on many topics including human trafficking.

The Center for International & Intercultural Education at Kent State is a co-sponsor for this event. The forum is free and open to the public; but seating is limited. For those unable to travel to campus, the forum will be livestreamed.