Victor Boutros is a Founding Director of the Human Trafficking Institute and co-author with Gary Haugen of The Locust Effect: Why the End of Poverty Requires the End of Violence (Oxford University Press). Drawing on real-world cases and extensive scholarship, The Locust Effect paints a vivid portrait of the way fractured criminal justice systems in developing countries have spawned a hidden epidemic of modernday slavery and everyday violence that is undermining vital investments in poverty alleviation, public health, and human rights. A critically acclaimed work of thought-leadership, The Locust Effect is a Washington Post bestseller that has been featured by the New York Times, The Economist, NPR, the Today Show, Forbes, TED, the BBC, among others. 

Victor Boutros and John Richmond are co-founding directors of The Human Trafficking Institute. In this seminar, Victor and John will discuss the findings in the book The Locust Effect, and explore the latest areas in need of reform in the fight against human trafficking. All are welcome.