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Deslie Billich

January 28

Topic: Human Rights in Cultural Context
Location: Sussman Theater, Olmsted Center
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

The Principal Financial Group Center for Global Citizenship at Drake University events are all free and open to the public.

Sponsors: Chrysalis Foundation, The Principal Financial Group Center for Global Citizenship

Professor Billich will highlight how cultural norms play a role in human trafficking on an international level, both in developing the networks and victims for this crime, and in hindering prosecution through corruption.

Deslie Billich is a legal practitioner with professional experience in international law, social justice and development work. Her principal areas of research and international consulting are anti corruption and foreign bribery, refugees and the movement of people, the international global governance structure, reconciliation in developing, conflict and natural disaster zones. She is a member of the SA International Humanitarian Law Committee of the Australian Red Cross, and the Director of the Migrant and Refugee Research Cluster at Flinders University. Deslie holds a degree in the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and a Masters in Humanities (Creative Writing). Both obtained from the University of Adelaide.