The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) is proud to host the Interdisciplinary
Conference on Human Trafficking. We welcome researchers from non-governmental organizations,
academia, and governmental agencies. This is a conference run along traditional
academic paper-presentation lines, intended to spread knowledge, provide a forum
for the presentation and discussion of research and professional work, and provide
an opportunity to network with and learn from each other.
This conference is made possible through the collaboration of faculty in the College
of Business Administration, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Journalism,
College of Law and the College of Education and
Human Sciences. We are grateful for support from the offices of the Vice-Chancellor
for Research at UNL and the Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, as well
as the Colleges of Business Administration, Journalism and Mass Communication, the
Nebraska Family Council, and the UNL Center on Children, Families, and the Law,
Forsythe Family Program on Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs, UNL Harris Center for Judaic Studies, MTV Exit, LexisNexis.
For more information on the UNL Human Trafficking Team please reference the
UNL Human Trafficking Team information.
The Fifth Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on Human Trafficking is an intense
and interactive conference formatted for those who have research results or ideas,
who wish to inform their peers of the work of their non-governmental or governmental
organization, or who wish to fund anti-trafficking efforts and research:
- Scholars with an interest in providing knowledge and methodologies to study the
problems surrounding human trafficking,
- Law enforcement, social service agencies, and others who see the effects of trafficking
in their work, and can speak about the amount, nature, and causes of trafficking
and the efficacy of methods to combat, prevent, and alleviate the effects of trafficking,
- Government agencies, foundations, and others who will fund knowledge-creation, programs
and program evaluation, and methodology-creation work in anti-trafficking efforts,
and who wish to speak about their work and their priorities.
- Students seeking to present thesis or dissertation
work or proposed work in human trafficking on which they wish feedback.
The deadline for abstract submission is May 1, 2013.
Anyone who has academic or professional work to present should submit an abstract
of up to 300 words (no more), plus answer additional questions, on our
submission website. The presentations will normally be 25 minutes with 15
minutes for discussion. The organizing committee is willing to consider other formats,
such as panel presentations. We are not seeking workshops, however, but presentations
of facts, knowledge, ideas, theories, on-the-ground approaches, methods, program
evaluations, research agendas, and research needs.
The committee will expect a commitment to attend by at least one of the accepted
presenters, with a non-refundable deposit of $50, by July 15, 2013, for presenters
to remain on the program.
Authors will be expected to agree to a release of copyright, and allow the materials
they present (in written, video, audio, or graphic form) to be made available on
the conference website after the conference. No paper proceedings will be published,
but the presented materials will be available on Digital Commons (the web host for
the proceedings) for the indefinite future.
The deadline for submission of materials to be placed on the Digital Commons website
is November 15, 2013. Conference presenters may place a formal paper, PowerPoint
slides, film, or anything arising from their presented work, on Digital Commons.
If nothing is submitted, their abstract will be placed on the web site.
If you have questions about presentations, please contact
Dr. Ari Kohen.