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Course Description

The abuse of vulnerable populations for profit from human trafficking and forced labor

activities has become increasingly sophisticated and complex. Organized criminals and

global supply chains have been able to utilize current technologies, the unrestricted

movement of money and the weak global legal framework to satisfy society’s demand

for sexual entertainment and cheap products.

 

In this course students will assess what creates vulnerability and how perpetrators

target and exploit their victims. Students will examine the relevance of migration, the

infrastructure of recruitment, corruption and organized crime; the current development

of global legal and regulatory frameworks; failure of certification and voluntary

compliance in ethical global business and supply chain efforts; and the weak

relationships between rule of law, banking, law enforcement, and judiciary that allow

abuse to continue and thrive.

 

Students will discuss the effectiveness of the anti-trafficking civil society; ESG

investment policies and the efficacy of technology and data initiatives. Throughout the

course there will be reference to research and practice gaps with an emphasis on

critical analysis and evidence-based arguments.

 

The course will use case studies to discuss the issues, such as sex trafficking and

transnational organized crime, palm oil from Malaysia, tobacco from Malawi, the fishing

industry and tomatoes from Mexico.

Course Outline

At the completion of the course, a successful student will be able to:

 

  • Understand the vulnerability of populations to abuse for profit from sex trafficking and forced labor.
  • Understand the failures and successes in efforts to combat the abuse.
  • Discuss the methods of perpetrators such as transnational organized crime, corrupt institutions and global business.
  • Debate the effectiveness of current law and regulation, industry, ESG investor, banking and governmental responses and policies.
  • Understand the efficacy of civil society, law enforcement and technology programs and initiatives.
  • Understand issues in industries such as palm oil, fishing, apparel and domestic help.
  • Identify research and practice gaps.

Course Objectives

At the completion of the course, a successful student will be able to:
 

  • Understand the vulnerability of populations to abuse for profit from sex trafficking and forced labor.

  • Understand the failures and successes in efforts to combat the abuse.

  • Understand the efficacy of civil society, law enforcement and technology programs and initiatives.\

  • Understand issues in industries such as palm oil, fishing, apparel and domestic help.

  • Identify research and practice gaps.

  • Discuss the methods of perpetrators such as transnational organized crime, corrupt institutions and global business.

  • Debate the effectiveness of current law and regulation, industry, ESG investor, banking and governmental responses and policies.

 

Notes

This course is an open enrollment course. No application is required and registration is available by clicking "Add to Cart." Current students must register with their Georgetown NetID and password. New students will be prompted to create an account prior to registration.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Type
Class
Days
T, W, Th
Time
9:00AM to 5:00PM
Dates
Dec 08, 2020 to Dec 10, 2020
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
24.0
Course Tuition
Tuition non-credit $995.00
Instructors
  • Duncan Jepson
Section Notes

Welcome to the Flex Learning Experience - Real-time learning using live Zoom video conferencing— mirroring a more traditional classroom with regular interaction, - engaging activities, and the dynamic exploration of topics and concepts.

  • Dynamic exploration of topics, ideas and concepts with the instructor and students in the class
  • Interact regularly and frequently with your instructors and other students
  • Comparable level of accountability and engagement as classroom attendance
  • Lectures, discussions, and presentations occur at a specific hour
  • Face-to-face discussion, individual guidance, speed and immediacy to synchronous online learning
  • Immediate feedback - encouraging quick feedback on ideas, and support consensus and decision making
  • Pacing - encouraging students to keep up-to-date and provide a discipline to learning
  • Spontaneity - making it easy to add new ideas to the conversation, brainstorming or decision making
  • Familiarity - simulating a more traditional face-to-face environment
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