Susan Coppedge is the U.S. Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons. Her office estimates there are 21 million victims of human trafficking worldwide. From sex trafficking to labor trafficking, many in the world are vulnerable. In this conversation with Sanford’s dean, Kelly Brownell, Coppedge talks about innovative ways in which her office is trying to combat the problem.
“All of these vulnerabilities, they are out there. and I think as our policies are improving, we are doing more to address the vulnerabilities so people don’t become trafficking victims in the first place,” Coppedge said.
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