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GEICO Ethics Lecture and Ethics Award Presentation

Wed, Feb 06, 2013, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Reinsch Library Auditorium

Marymount will honor Bradley Myles, executive director and CEO of Polaris Project and one of the nation’s leading experts on combating human trafficking.

Mr. Myles will give the 2013 GEICO Ethics Lecture and will receive the Marymount University Ethics Award following his presentation. A reception in the Lee Reception Room will conclude the event.

He has been fighting against human trafficking for the past 10 years and played an instrumental role in building Polaris Project’s national programs focused on systemic change in the areas of policy advocacy, training, and capacity-building. Mr. Myles also helped create and launch Polaris Project’s operation of the national human-trafficking hotline, which has fielded more than 60,000 calls to date and played a role in identifying nearly 8,000 survivors of trafficking.

He has provided consultation, training, and technical assistance on anti-trafficking strategies to hundreds of individuals and organizations, including government agencies, federal and local law enforcement, members of Congress, foundations, corporations, media outlets, foreign delegations, and nonprofits.

In addition to overseeing Polaris Project’s day-to-day operations, Mr. Myles is currently focusing his efforts on the organization’s strategic plan for the next decade, entitled Vision 2020. Its goals include building an alliance of anti-trafficking hotlines around the world, launching a global coordination center and response network, and crafting an innovative research and data initiative to identify strategic intervention points that will target the vulnerabilities in human-trafficking networks and syndicates.

Mr. Myles, who holds degrees in psychology and political science from Stanford University, started his anti-trafficking work in 2002. He spent his early years in the field mapping out all the organizations involved with anti-trafficking in the U.S., conducting outreach and providing direct services to survivors, conducting research on the patterns of criminal trafficking networks, and helping to build the Washington, DC, Human Trafficking Task Force.