Panel discussion on Sept. 30 will focus on human trafficking

The Global Spotlight Series at Western Carolina University continues Tuesday, Sept. 30, with a panel discussion about human trafficking.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Forsyth Building.

Six WCU faculty members will serve as panelists – sociologist Marilyn Chamberlin, political scientist Todd Collins, economist Zachary Gochenour, marketing specialist Scott Rader and criminologists Regina Cline and Cyndy Hughes. They will discuss economic and social justice aspects of the issue as well as sex tourism, labor trafficking and the limits of international law.

A question-and-answer session will follow the faculty members’ presentations.

The next discussion in the series will be Tuesday, Nov. 4, and will focus on the Ebola outbreak.

The series is organized by David Dorondo, associate professor of history, and Niall Michelsen and Jen Schiff, faculty members in the Department of Political Science and Public Affairs. For more information, contact Michelsen at 828-227-3336.