Human Trafficking, International Crime and National Security - Call for Papers



Call for Papers

Workshop on Human Trafficking, International Crime and National Security:

A Human Rights Perspective

February 3-4, 2012, Goettingen, Germany


We invite submissions for a workshop on human trafficking, international crime and national security with a particular focus on human rights, to be held in Goettingen, Germany, on February 3-4, 2012. As part of the European Commission’s Project on Indexing Trafficking in Human Beings, this workshop brings together economists, political scientists, and other scholars, as well as policy makers to address emerging problems of human trafficking and transnational crimes.

Distinguished Key Note Speaker

Beth Simmons (Clarence Dillion Professor of International Affairs, Harvard University, Department of Government)

Submission of Papers

Empirical, theoretical and policy-oriented papers on the topics are welcome. Please submit full papers to The deadline for submission is November 30th, 2011. Decisions will be made by December 31th, 2011.

Workshop Format, Attendance, Registration and Accommodation

Presenters of accepted papers are expected to attend the entire workshop. The number of presenters will be limited to about 30. Travel expenses will be reimbursed and accommodation will be provided for presenters of accepted papers. There is no registration fee.

Workshop Venue: Georg-August University of Goettingen, Germany

Goettingen is an old university town located in the central part of Germany. It takes 2 hours from Frankfurt by train (

Workshop Website:

Program Committee

Axel Dreher (Heidelberg University)

Eric Neumayer (London School of Economics and Political Science)

Seo-Young Cho (University of Goettingen)

Sponsor: European Commission, Directorate-General Justice, Freedom and Security (Prevention of and Fight against Crime Action Grant)