The meaning of Eastern Exploits is twofold
One: A striking or notable deed, feat or adventure
Two: to utilize for profit or take advantage.
This blog will encompass both of these definitions as I seek to document my travels throughout Eastern Europe and my research on human trafficking in the former Soviet Union.
Last week I was invited to guest lecture on human trafficking in a Global Humanitarianism class at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga. The students will be going to Cambodia at the end of the semester and partnering with a local anti-trafficking NGO. Consequently, I was asked to come and teach the students about human trafficking. For the final project the students also have to design their own humanitarian campaign and so I jumped at the chance to bring a huge box of anti-trafficking campaign materials that I have been collecting over the years from different countries around the world to share with the students. I enjoyed meeting with the students and faculty at UTC and hearing about their experiences and research. I also was able to give a research talk on my book project as part of Women's History Month and I found this flyer posted around campus during my visit!