Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Program on Energy and Sustainable Development Stanford University

Trafficking of Women in Post-Communist Europe  
FSI Stanford, The Europe Center Conference

Date and Time
April 18, 2008
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Open to Stanford faculty, students, staff, and visiting scholars
RSVP required by 5PM April 17

Jacqueline Berman (panelist) - Principal Research Analyst, Berkeley Policy Associates
Eva Brems (panelist) - Professor, Human Rights Law, Ghent University
Antoaneta Vassileva (panelist) - Executive Secretary, National Commission for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, Bulgaria
Donna Hughes (panelist) - Professor, Women's Studies Program, University of Rhode Island
Martina Vandenberg (panelist) - Associate, Jenner & Block, LLP
Simona Zavratnik (panelist) - Research Associate, University of Primorska, Slovenia
Theodore Gerber (panelist) - Professor, Sociology, University of Wisconsin
Sarah Mendelson (panelist) - Director, Human Rights and Security Initiative, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Stana Buchowska - National Coordinator, La Strada Poland
Daniel Horodniceanu - Chief Prosecutor, Anti-Trafficking Bureau, General Prosecutor's Office, Romania
Oksana Horbunova (panelist) - Deputy Counter-trafficking Program Coordinator, International Organization for Migration, Kiev

This international conference will examine the trafficking of women for sexual exploitation, a trade that has rapidly expanded since the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe and the USSR. The conference will bring together scholars, policy experts, government officials and NGO analysts to discuss the issue from the economic, legal and human rights perspectives. Special attention will be devoted to strategies to combat the problem and address the needs of the victimized females.

The Forum on Contemporary Europe is privileged to sponsor this international conference in partnership with the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, Stanford Law School, and the Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research. This conference is funded in part by Title VI, US Department of Education.

Conference panelists and discussants may access conference papers here.

Related Panel Discussion
Audio transcript of Madeleine Rees in The Failures of Identification and Response to Trafficking of Women in Eastern Europe

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FSI Contact
Laura Seaman