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UNH Law Public Policy Forum to Feature Key U.S. Anti-Trafficking Official

The UNH School of Law Social Justice Institute's Public Policy Forum is proud to host Ambassador Luis CdeBaca, the head of the U.S. Department of State's Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, for a public lecture at the school April 21.

His lecture, “The Key to Ending Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery: The U.S. Government’s Multi-Facet Approach,” will discuss the government's domestic as well as international efforts to end trafficking and modern day slavery.

Before serving at the Department of State, Ambassador CdeBaca was one of the U.S. most decorated prosecutors at the U.S. Department of Justice. He prosecuted cases involving money laundering, organized crime, alien smuggling, official misconduct, hate crimes and human trafficking.

For his efforts, DOJ bestowed him with the John Marshall Award, the Department's highest litigation honor, and the Director's Award from the Executive Office of United States Attorneys. He was honored with the Attorney General's Distinguished Service Award for his service as lead trial counsel in the then largest slavery prosecution in U.S. history, which involved the enslavement of over 300 Vietnamese and Chinese workers in a garment factory in American Samoa.

Additionally, he received the Department's highest litigation honor – the Attorney General's John Marshall Award – and the Director's Award from the Executive Office of United States Attorneys. He has received the leading honor given by the national trafficking victim service provider community, the Freedom Network’s Paul & Sheila Wellstone Award, and has been named the Michigan Law School's Distinguished Latino Alumnus.

The lecture will take place at 1 pm in the Rich Room with a luncheon prior. For more information please contact Professor Erin Corcoran, Director of the Social Justice Institute at or (603) 513-5166.  RSVP Form Now Available