Cambodia Group

Professor Iyer’s class in Cambodia, January 2009

Students Share First Place in MIIS Anti-Human Trafficking Essay Contest

May 10, 2010

Monterey Institute students Shauna Kelly (MAIPS ’10) and Melissa Booth (MAIPS ’10) are co-winners of the 2010 Reverend Sloane Coffin Anti-Human Trafficking Essay Contest and will each receive a $750 prize contributed by Dr. Peter Grothe. 

Shauna Kelly’s essay is titled “The Empowerment of Women is a Prerequisite for Mitigating Human Trafficking” and draws on her experience in Sierra Leone last January for Professor Puspha Iyer's J-term course Challenges to Peacebuilding.  Ms. Kelly has focused on the fight against human trafficking in her studies at the Monterey Institute, where she has written a number of reports on different aspects of this growing global problem.

Melissa Booth’s essay is titled "Out of the Darkness and Into the Light: Initiation into and Exploration of the Human Trafficking Movement."  She says she realized she wanted to be part of the anti-trafficking movement when she was participating in Professor Iyer’s class in Cambodia.


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Just read the essays and I have to say, they really did deserve to share the first place prize. Very good, inspiring pieces.

February 23, 2011 @ 9:05 am

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