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Human trafficking topic of upcoming talk

ThailandA group of Linfield College students will share experiences from summer research in Thailand when they present “How You Can End Human Trafficking (on a College Budget)” Thursday, March 7, at 7 p.m. in 201 Riley Hall at Linfield.

Five students led by Pat Cottrell, assistant professor of political science, were awarded an ASIANetwork Freeman Foundation research grant and spent the summer researching the Thai-Burma border crisis, with a focus on refugees and vulnerable populations. Students include seniors Leanne McCallum, Bridget Grant, Will McHenry, Kole Kracaw and Morgan Christiansen.

They will share their experiences, focusing on research about human trafficking in Southeast Asia and other human rights issues. Students will explain causes and common locations of human trafficking, and ways that citizens, including college students, can combat the issue. The presentation will be followed by a question and answer session.

The event is free and open to the public, and sponsored by the Linfield Political Science Department and International Programs Office. For more information call 503-883-2222.