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Cindy McCain shares insights on human trafficking and ways to raise awareness
Phoenix ( -- Cindy McCain and Ernie Allen spoke about human trafficking at the Walter Cronkite School on Thursday night, calling trafficking an issue with a global impact that can only be reduced with increased awareness.“We are
To beat trafficking, change mindsets
To beat trafficking, change mindsetsBy Cindy McCainupdated 4:40 PM EDT, Fri September 26, 2014(CNN) -- The issue of human trafficking has exploded into the headlines in recent years. State and federal legislation has been passed helping to define
Stronger ties to Arizona will help make North America the world’s most competitive region. By José Antonio Meade Kuribreña -- Mexico is a key player in the international arena and has an influential voice in our region.Readers must remember that Mexico has the 14th-largest economy in the world, we belong to the G-20, and
Arizona Forum Addresses U.S.-Mexico Relations
Phoenix (Fronteras — Leaders and policy analysts from both sides of the border gathered on Friday to talk about the future of the United States-Mexico relationship.The forum was sponsored by two think tanks, the McCain Institute for
ASU forum prompts U.S., Mexico to strengthen economic ties
Phoenix ( United States and Mexico historically have a strong economic and trade relationship, but there’s still plenty of room for improvement ... and growth.That was the sentiment of an esteemed international panel assembled by
Study points to problems in aiding sex-traffick victims
( and service agencies from throughout the state have been trained in how to recognize human-trafficking victims in recent years, but a study of teens in Arizona's juvenile justice system has raised some concerns about
Sold into sex slavery: Lawmakers work to end underground sex trafficking
Washington (CNN) -- The 17-year-old girl was lured in by a pimp and forced to have sex for money.She worked for three nightmarish weeks, until the pimp told her that he'd sold her to another pimp in Dallas.He said he would hurt her, hurt her family
State’s anti-trafficking law called a model
When Gov. Jan Brewer signed HB2454 into law on April 22, she said, “This is a proud and significant day for Arizona, particularly for those who have been personally affected by the horrendous crime of human trafficking. There is much more work to
Klobuchar, Heitkamp, Cindy McCain Lead Panel on International Sex Trafficking
For Immediate Release: April 29, 2014 Contact: Brigit Helgen (Klobuchar), 202-224-6317 Abbie McDonough (Heitkamp), 202-224-8898 Meghan Latcovich (Cindy McCain), 571-481-6727 Klobuchar, Heitkamp, Cindy McCain Lead Panel on
Governor Brewer Signs Legislation to Combat Human Trafficking
PHOENIX – Governor Jan Brewer today signed into law a measure that addresses one of her top priorities of the legislative session. Based on recommendations from the Governor’s Task Force on Human Trafficking – established by Governor
Next Generation Leaders (NGL) Global Network
This spring, the McCain Institute’s flagship Next Generation Leaders Program is moving into an important phase, the creation of the NGL Global Network. The Network will be the mechanism for maintaining contact among past and current NGL
Kapstein Convenes USG Working Group on Economic Development and Stability
Prof. Ethan B. Kapstein, Senior Director for Research and Decision Analysis at the McCain Institute, has convened a Working Group on Economic Development and Stability, which is hosted by the US Institute of Peace. The Working Group brings together
Governor Jan Brewer Creates Arizona Human Trafficking Council
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 24, 2014CONTACT: Annie Dockendorff(602) 542-7029ADockendorff@az.govGovernor Jan Brewer Creates Arizona Human Trafficking Council PHOENIX – Governor Jan Brewer has established by Executive Order the Arizona Human
​Mrs. Cindy McCain Releases Super Bowl Sex Trafficking Study
Mrs. Cindy McCain Releases Super Bowl Sex Trafficking Study Connected via the McCain Institute’s Decision Theater, Mrs. Cindy McCain and researchers Dr. Dominique Roe-Sepowitz of the School of Social Work at ASU and police Lt. James Gallagher
Study Links Super Bowl and Sex Trafficking
By Billy HouseMarch 4, 2014More than 820 online ads for prostitution in the New York City and New Jersey area in the days before last month's Super Bowl may have involved victims of sex traffickers, according to a study to be released this week by
Cindy McCain testifies at House hearing on sex trafficking
By Erin KelleyFebruary 26, 2014 WASHINGTON — More than 800 online ads selling sex in New York and New Jersey during this month's Super Bowl were believed to involve women and girls forced into prostitution by sex traffickers, Cindy McCain testified
Taking the fight to end human trafficking to the federal, state and local levels
By Amy Klobuchar and Cindy McCain Published: January 31 Amy Klobuchar is a Democratic senator from Minnesota and authored the Stop Exploitation Through Trafficking Act. Cindy McCain is co-chair of the Arizona governor’s task force on human
McCain Institute Funds Human Trafficking Data Project
Super Bowl Prostitution Digitally Mapped by Data Trackers Bloomberg News, Michael Riley Sitting in an operations center outside Washington, Josh Gearheart and his team have spent the last week tracing the digital footprints of Super Bowl
Commentary: Put Weapon System Affordability First
Defense News, Everett Pyatt Soon there will be a new US deputy secretary of defense. The secretary should focus on the growing imbalance between system acquisition plans and available resources. Long-term projections of aircraft and ship force
New course takes students to DC to prepare for career in foreign policy
ASU News Sun Devils have a new opportunity to gain experience in foreign affairs and public policy through the McCain Institute for International Leadership's Policy Design Studio program. Located in Washington, D.C., this

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