VIDEO: Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs

Carnegie Council Events feature speakers that are prominent people in the world of international affairs, from acclaimed authors, to Nobel laureates, to high-ranking UN officials. Their remarks are followed by a lively and well-informed question-and-answer session. Sex trafficking, forced labor, organ trafficking, and sex tourism are problems in all corners of the globe, from the […]

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HUMAN TRAFFICKING AROUND THE WORLD: HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT

This unprecedented study of sex trafficking, forced labor, organ trafficking, and sex tourism across twenty-four nations highlights the experiences of the victims, perpetrators, and anti-traffickers involved in this brutal trade. Combining statistical data with intimate accounts and interviews, journalist Stephanie Hepburn and justice scholar Rita J. Simon create a dynamic volume sure to educate and […]

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THE STORY

After extensive (seven years) research on all forms of human trafficking across the globe, Human Trafficking Around the World: Hidden in Plain Sight was published by Columbia Unversity Press in 2013. This was my second book but it quickly became closest to my heart because its origins began at home, in New Orleans. The story of […]

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RECENT ARTICLES

Displacement of Syrians: implications for a human trafficking crisis The New York Times reported in November that with no end in sight to the Syrian conflict and large parts of the nation destroyed, the United Nations, governments and international humanitarian organizations are calling Syria the most challenging refugee crisis in a generation. If accurate, the implications […]

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Stephanie Hepburn was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, to Scottish and Colombian immigrants, and grew up in Columbia, Maryland. She is an author and journalist whose work has been published in Americas Quarterly, USA Today U-Wire, and Gender Issues. She is a weekly and monthly contributing writer for the New Orleans Times-Picayune. A graduate of […]

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