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Rotarians Will Hear Human Trafficking Update, Public Invited

Published on Jun 12, 2022

Victor Boutros, CEO and co-founder of the Human Trafficking Institute, will be speaking on Wednesday, June 15, at the Pasadena Rotary Club’s weekly luncheon meeting, which starts at 12 noon. He will be speaking on the topic, “Why Trafficking Thrives and How to Decimate It.”

The meeting is in person at the University Club of Pasadena. It is open to the public.

Before launching Human Trafficking Institute (HTI), Boutros served as a federal prosecutor in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit and trained law enforcement from different parts of the world on how to investigate and prosecute human trafficking.

He is co-author with Gary Haugen of “The Locust Effect: Why the End of Poverty Requires the End of Violence,” published by Oxford Press.

In 2016, Boutros and Haugen received the Grawemeyer Prize for Ideas Impacting World Order, awarded annually to the authors of one book based on originality, feasibility and potential impact.

Victor Boutros is a graduate of Baylor University, Harvard University, Oxford University, and the University of Chicago Law School.

Attendance at the Rotary Club’s reception and lunch is by RSVP only. To RSVP, send an email to or call (626) 683-8243.

For more information, visit

The University Club is at 175 N. Oakland Ave. in Pasadena.

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