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ANU Development Policy Centre presents

Decent work in global supply chains



26th March 2018


Seminar Room 8, Crawford Building 132, Lennox Crossing, ANU


Ambassador Luis CdeBaca, Open Society Foundation Fellow and Trafficking in Persons Ambassador (ret.), US Department of State



Ambassador Luis CdeBaca will share insights from his distinguished career as a lawyer, diplomat and now researcher, combatting labour exploitation and human trafficking in global supply chains. Amb. CdeBaca will speak to decent work as a development and counter-trafficking objective, providing a case study of the renowned Coalition of Immokalee Workers Fair Food Campaign in the United States.

CdeBaca graduated from Iowa State University (BA, 1990) and attended the University of Michigan Law School (JD, 1993) where he was editor of the Michigan Law Review. He is the recipient of the Secretary of State’s Distinguished Honor Award, the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award, the Attorney General’s John Marshall Award, and the Director’s Award from the Executive Office of United States Attorneys.

He served in the Obama administration as ambassador-at-large and senior advisor to the Secretary of State on trafficking in persons. One of the country’s most decorated Federal Prosecutors, he has built his litigation record into policy, transforming US anti-trafficking efforts and including voices of victims, workers, and communities in decision-making.

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