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Inaugural Meeting of the International Council on Human Trafficking

By December 14, 2020News

On December 10, 2020, the International Council on Human Trafficking of The John J. Brunetti Human Trafficking Academy at St. Thomas University College of Law held its inaugural meeting with the Founding Members.  Members of the International Council on Human Trafficking serve as worldwide ambassadors of the Academy aimed at shaping anti-trafficking law, policy, and practice.  During the meeting, they offered their wisdom, knowledge, and expertise to guide the Academy in its programs and initiatives.

The meeting was led by Rev. Monsignor Franklyn M. Casale, Chairman of the Council and President Emeritus (retired Aug. 2018) of St. Thomas University, whose pioneering commitment against human trafficking spans decades including having testified before the United States Congress on the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008.  In attendance was also David A. Armstrong, J.D., President of St. Thomas University to welcome the Founding Members and discuss how the work of the Council promotes the mission of St. Thomas University.

“We look forward to being on the receiving end of the benefits of the guidance and wisdom of this esteemed Council, spanning over continents, cultures, races. Our Council is representative of our human family, which is heavily impacted by modern slavery,” said Prof. Dr. Roza Pati, the Founder and Director of the Academy. “The illuminating and diverse expertise of the Council Members, their life and leadership experiences are second to none. ”

The distinguished Founding Members of the Council are:

Rev. Monsignor Franklyn M. Casale

President Emeritus (Retired Aug. 2018)
St. Thomas University
Miami, Florida

John J. Brunetti Jr.

President, Hialeah Park
Miami, Florida

Dott.ssa Flaminia Giovanelli

Dicastery for the Promotion of Integral Human Development
The Vatican
Vatican City, Rome, Italy

Willie Montgomery III
Chief Supply Chain Officer, Sam’s Club eCommerce
Walmart, Inc.
Bentonville, Arkansas

Professor Francis Campbell

Vice Chancellor
The University of Notre Dame Australia
Sydney, Australia

Professor Kathleen C. Kim

Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion
Professor of Law & Rains Fellow
Loyola Law School
Los Angeles, California

Professor Dr. Roza Pati
Ex Officio Member
Founder & Director
The John J. Brunetti Human Trafficking Academy
Professor of Law & Executive Director
LL.M./J.S.D. in Intercultural Human Rights