Human Trafficking in UAE

NEW - Interested in learning more about the nature of human trafficking in the United Arab Emirates?

Attend a lunchtime discussion this Thursday on the new book Gridlock: Labor, Migration, and Human Trafficking in Dubai with book author and Pomona College associate professor, Pardis Mahdavi.

Gridlock draws on four years of Mahdavi's ethnographic research in the United Arab Emirates that examined disconnections between policies on human trafficking and the realities of gendered labor and migration in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The project seeks to illuminate the experiences of migrant women and men in the Middle East and how their stories have frequently been misunderstood by policymakers and activists. The book also offers steps that could be taken to improve policy, discourse and activism.

When: Thursday, September 23, 12:00p.m. - 1:00p.m.

Where: Woodrow Wilson Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW

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