Luis CdeBaca, Ambassador At-Large, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, will hold a conversation with Todd Park, U.S. Chief Technology Officer, The White House and Claire Schmidt, Director of Programs, THORN. Trafficking in persons is a crime that undermines the most basic human rights and affects as many as 27 million persons around the world. The discussion will explore new and innovative tools that governments, the private sector, and non-governmental organizations are developing to help identify victims and bring traffickers to justice. The conversation will be moderated by Cheryl Benton, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs, and will be available for on demand viewing soon on YouTube and www.state.gov.
You are invited to participate by submitting questions, some of which will be selected for response during the taping. Submit your questions below on DipNote and join the ongoing discussion via Twitter using the hashtag #Tech&Trafficking. Please submit questions via DipNote and Twitter as soon as possible for consideration.
Through Conversations With America, leaders of national non-governmental organizations have the opportunity to discuss foreign policy and global issues with senior State Department officials. These conversations aim to provide candid views of the ways in which leaders from the foreign affairs community are engaging the Department on pressing foreign policy issues.