Tag: Sex Trafficking

Combatting Human Trafficking: How Hilton and Marriott Address a Global Human Rights Issue

It is estimated that anywhere from 20 to 40 million people are trapped in modern slavery worldwide. The fragmented, transient and relatively anonymous nature of hotels has made them critical sites for the trafficking of humans — typically for forced labor or sexual exploitation. But the hospitality industry has taken…

Bacow, Harvard, Epstein

Harvard University President Lawrence Bacow Announces Review of Donations from Jeffrey Epstein

Harvard University has publicly acknowledged accepting multi-million-dollar donations from the late sex offender Jeffrey Epstein from 1998 to 2007. Harvard president Lawrence Bacow has condemned Epstein’s actions and said the donations are under review. Epstein pleaded guilty to sex charges in 2008, and the university rejected a proposed gift after…

MIT Media Lab

MIT MEDIA Lab Head Resigns After Hiding $800,000 in Donations from Epstein

The director of Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Media Lab, Joi Ito, resigned from his job and several other boards because he tried to hide significant donations from pedophile financier Jeffrey Epstein. (Epstein died last month after being charged with sex trafficking of children.) It’s especially disturbing because Epstein was…