NEWS ADVISORY: Human Trafficking, E.N. Thompson Forum, Thursday (Sept. 30). Simulcast in Communications Center on University of Nebraska at Kearney West Campus

Dr. John Anderson
American Democracy Project coordinator, 308.865.8171

OTE TO MEDIA: This program is free and open to the public. No tickets are necessary.

CONTACT: Dr. John Anderson, UNK professor of political science and coordinator of the American Democracy Project,                         308.865.8171

“A Crime So Monstrous: Face to Face with Modern Day Slavery”

E. Benjamin Skinner
Thursday, September 30, 2010 – 7:00 p.m.

The lecture will be simultaneously broadcast in Room 101 in the Communications Center at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

All faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend.

From the E.N. Thompson website
E. Benjamin Skinner is the first person in history to witness negotiations for the sale of human beings on four continents. In his book “A Crime so Monstrous: Face-to-Face with Modern Day Slavery,” Skinner tells the story of individuals who live in slavery, those who have escaped from bondage, those who own or traffic in slaves, and the mixed political motives of those who seek to combat these crimes.

In 2003, as a writer on assignment on the frontlines of the Sudanese civil war, Skinner met a survivor of slavery for the first time. Like Skinner, Muong Nyong was 27 years old. After meeting Nyong, Skinner began traveling the globe to find others like him.

Recently named National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, Skinner is a graduate of Wesleyan University. He is a fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, and previously served as a research associate for U.S. foreign policy at the Council on Foreign Relations. His articles have appeared in Newsweek International, Travel and Leisure, the Los Angeles Times, the Miami Herald, and Foreign Policy.

Globalization is the topic for the lectures in this year’s E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues. The lectures will explore the complexities of globalization, as well as “revisit globalization’s promise.”

For more information the series, see the E.N. Thompson website.

If you have questions or would like more information, contact John Anderson at or 308-865-8171.

John Anderson, Coordinator
American Democracy Project at UNK –