Fostering Partnerships Between Academia and the Public Sector

By March 8, 2018News
Photo: Professor Pati presenting at the U.S. Department of Justice event in Miami, FL.

Professor Roza Pati, Director of the Human Trafficking Academy, presented at the U.S. Southern Command’s Symposium on Combatting Human Trafficking by the Military, convened on March 6-7, 2018. In addition to the U.S. Southern Command, the symposium brought together representatives from the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, civil society as well as military command officials and other government representatives from the partner nations in Central and Latin America and the Caribbean. Professor Pati presented on “An Analysis of Situations, Participants, Perspectives & Outcomes in Creating an Effective Combatting Trafficking in Persons Curriculum.”

Early this year, on January 4, 2018, Professor Roza Pati participated in a roundtable discussion at a U.S. Department of Justice event with the Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Human Trafficking and the Model of the South Florida Task Force, in Miami. In her remarks, Professor Pati highlighted the educational, outreach and research work done by St. Thomas Law’s Human Trafficking Academy as the pioneer institution in South Florida combatting human trafficking, and the importance of the partnership of the public sector with academia and civil society. St. Thomas Law is a charter member of the South Florida Task Force Against Human Trafficking and has earned high praise and standing in the community through its contribution towards eradicating modern slavery.