Profits of Hope: Migrant Smugglers and Criminal Entrepreneurs Reshaping the Modern World

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 4:15pm
STEPS 290

Profits of Hope: Migrant Smugglers and Criminal Entrepreneurs Reshaping the Modern World
Peter Tinti, Journalist/Author

As millions seek passage to Europe and North America to escape violent conflicts, repressive governments, and crushing poverty, their movements are enabled and actively encouraged by transnational criminal networks amassing billions of dollars. Drawing from his new book Migrant, Refugee, Smuggler, Savior, Peter Tinti will grapple with one of the most under-examined aspects of the current migration crisis to explain how human-smuggling networks function, how they have evolved, why demand for smuggler services is so high, and how US and European policies risk further endangering migrants and empowering the worst actors within the migrant smuggling industry. 

Global Studies Sponsored Program
Co-sponsors: Department of Journalism and Communication and Center for Global Islamic Studies

 
 
 

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