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Banu Demiralp is a graduate of Hope College and received her Masters in Peace Operations Policy from George Mason University’s School of Public Policy in Arlington, Virginia. She is the co-founder of Anka Rising, an organization based in Alexandria Virginia whose mission is "to provide an effective and collaborative platform for privateenterprises, governments, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to combat and eradicate modern-day slavery." Anka Rising’s approach focuses on raising awareness among businesses to include human trafficking issues in corporations' corporate social responsibility (CSR). With training and increased awareness private corporations will not only become strongpartners in the fight against human trafficking but also provide invaluable resources not readily available to the public sector and NGOcommunity.
Co-sponsored by the Women’s Studies Program, Hope United for Justice, International Studies Program, Department of History, Department of Religion, Department of Economics, Management and Accounting, Department of Political Science, Department of Philosophy, Department of Sociology, Department of Communication, Dean of the Chapel’s Office, Dean of Arts and Humanities, Dean of Social Science, Dean for International Education and Multicultural Life