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Slave Hunter Aaron Cohen Presents GSEP Dean’s Distinguished Lecture
The Graduate School of Education and Psychology Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series will present Aaron Cohen, cofounder of the Abolish Slavery Coalition, for a discussion on the plight of human trafficking. Cohen will speak on his work of finding and freeing human beings from various forms of bondage Thursday, Sept. 5, at 7 p.m. in Room 203 at the West Los Angeles Graduate Campus.
At a time when more people than ever before are enslaved somewhere on the planet, Cohen is a slave hunter and, along with his Abolish Slavery Coalition cofounder and executive director, Richard Leger, is a unique asset to government agencies, think tanks, and anti-slavery organizations.
Cohen navigates the oppressive territory of pimps and drug lords. Posing as a sex tourist, he slips into brothels, urged by madams to select from a lineup of women and girls as young as six. Sometimes he can save them from their captors, but more often than not he must leave them behind, taking only the evidence he hopes will eventually lead to their rescue.
Leger is a trained weapon's specialist who utilizes this knowledge to manage and consult with governmental and non-governmental security before, during and after covert field investigations to safely rescue enslaved trafficking victims around the world.
For more information, visit the GSEP Dean's Distinguished Lecture Web site.