Laura Lederer J.D., The Health Consequences of Human Trafficking
Red Skelton Performing Arts Center
The public is invited to attend as Laura Lederer J.D. speaks on the Health Consequences of Human Trafficking.
Laura J. Lederer, J.D. is President of Global Centurion, an NGO fighting human trafficking by focusing on demand. Prior to her work at Global Centurion she served for eight years in the U.S. Department of State as Senior Advisor on Trafficking in Persons to Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs. From 2002 - 2009, she was also the Executive Directorship of the Senior Policy Operating Group on Trafficking in Persons, a policy group that staffed the President’s cabinet-level Inter agency Task Force on Trafficking in Persons. She founded and directed The Protection Project at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government in 1997 and moved it to Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in the year 2000. At Georgetown Law Center, she developed and co-taught the first law school course on human trafficking from 2001 – 2014. She is the author of numerous books and article, most recently, “The Health Consequences of Sex Trafficking,” published in the Annals of Health Law, and a 2018 book entitled, Modern Slavery: A Documentary and Reference Guide, published by ABC-CLIO. Currently she is serving as Subject Matter Expert on Human Trafficking for the Family Youth Services Bureau of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.