Slave Trade in Libya Today: Implications for U.S. Foreign Policy
February 26 @ 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
After CNN’s reports on November 13, 2017 titled “Migrants Being Sold as Slaves in Libya,” the world felt a wave of shock as many people and organizations around the globe rose spontaneously with protest and propositions for help. However, slave auctions in Libya are only the tip of the iceberg, and the worldwide emotional response may never suffice to end the Sub-Saharan Migrants’ plague, which is known to have now spread in the Arab world, from Morocco to as far as Indonesia and Argentina. Assistant Professor Jean-Blaise Samou addresses (a) the root causes of the North-African migrant crisis and its byproduct, the chaotic security situation in Sub-Saharan Africa; (b) its implications for US foreign policy in North Africa; and (c) the rationale for sustainable humanist solutions.
This lecture is sponsored by the Center for Politics and the People.