Georgetown University Law Center

O’Neill Institute Spring Conversation Series with Katherine Chon, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Public Health Perspectives on Human Trafficking

Thursday, February 19, 2015 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Georgetown University Law Center Hotung Room 5020
550 First Street, NW Washington, DC 20001


Katherine Chon is the Senior Advisor on Trafficking in Persons at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She advises the Assistant Secretary of the Administration for Children and Families on strategies, policies, and partnerships to prevent human trafficking, identify victims, and support survivors of modern slavery. Katherine serves as co-chair of the Victim Services and the Public Outreach Committees of the Senior Policy Operating Group, an inter-agency body coordinating across thirteen federal agencies. Prior to government service, Katherine co-founded Polaris Project, a nonprofit organization where she established effective housing and victim service programs, informed public policy, and strengthened community responses to human trafficking. Katherine received her Sc.B. in Psychology from Brown University, M.P.A. from Harvard Kennedy School, and completed the Executive Program for Nonprofit Leaders at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

This event is open to all students, faculty, staff, and interested members of the public.


Human Rights