Columbia University Children’s Rights Conference on Child Protection

On Thursday, April 12, 2007, Virtue Foundation will co-sponsor the Columbia University Children’s Rights Conference on “Child Protection.” Organized by the Children’s Rights Working Group, a cross-campus network of graduate and undergraduate programs and schools at Columbia University, the conference will include panels on child labor and trafficking, child abuse and violence against children, and children in emergencies. Panelists will speak on current themes in child protection such as research and reporting, advocacy, policy, and service provision.

Keynote Address by Jane Spinak

Panel 1: Child Labor and Child Trafficking
Moderated by Karin Landgren, Chief of Child Protection at UNICEF

Panel 2: Child Abuse and Violence against Children
Moderated by Michael MacKenzie, Assistant Professor at the School of Social Work

Panel 3: Children in Complex Emergencies
Moderated by Alastair Ager, Professor at the Mailman School of Public Health