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Let's Do Lunch! (NYC)

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You bring your PB&J. The professors bring their research. The Wilson Center's brown bag lunches have your name written all over them!

Learn while you eat, and stop by the Wilson Center’s brown bag lunch research seminars this week featuring two Wilson Faculty Fellows:

Microfinance and Investment in Human and Social Capital: Lubin Professor P.V. Viswanath
Monday, April 11 | 12:10 p.m.–1:10 p.m. | 163 William Street, 21st floor Conference Room

Although microfinance has traditionally meant microcredit, not all microfinance institutions (MFIs) restrict themselves to microcredit. In his research, Lubin Professor P.V. Viswanath asks the question as to when a more expansive approach to microfinance might be justified and suggests that a market failure theory of financial exclusion can be used to answer this question.
Challenges to the Rapid Identification of Children Who Have Been Trafficked for Commercial Sexual Exploitation: Dyson Professor Yvonne Rafferty
Wednesday, April 13 | 12:10 p.m.–1:10 p.m. | 163 William Street, 21st floor Conference Room

Child trafficking for commercial sexual exploitation (CSE) is a complex phenomenon, requiring multifaceted programs and policies by various stakeholders. A number of publications have focused on preventing this heinous crime. Less attention, however, has been paid to the recovery and rehabilitation of children who have been traumatized as a result of being trafficked for CSE. Dyson Professor Yvonne Rafferty’s research focuses on the first step in the protection and recovery process, which is to ensure that procedures are in place for their identification, so that they might access timely and appropriate assistance.
For more information about either research project—or to participate via live webcast—e-mail