University of Cincinnati Welcomes U.S. Department of State Senior Coordinator of International Programs

Cindy Smith, expert on anti-trafficking, will speak to UC students


UC’s School of Criminal Justice, part of the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services (CECH), is pleased to welcome Cindy Smith, senior coordinator of international programs for the U.S. Department of State, to campus on Sept. 3rd, 2014 at Tangeman University Center in room 400B at 1:30pm.

Smith will share insights from her career in criminal justice, policy making, and education, where she has directed international research on human trafficking and terrorism. While living in Turkey for a year, she conducted research as a Senior Fulbright Research Scholar. Her research has covered a wide range of topics related to criminal justice, including policing; corrections; juvenile sex offenders; gender issues in courts; and more. Additionally, Smith has served as the research consultant to the United Nation Office on Drugs and Crime for the country assessment of human trafficking for Lebanon.

Currently, as senior coordinator of international programs, Smith oversees all foreign assistance grants and projects that include monitoring and evaluating international anti-trafficking programs. Smith will explore the current landscape of anti-trafficking efforts worldwide and share examples as well as provide insights on educational and career paths to take if interested in serving in similar ways.

All UC students and alumni are invited to attend this special talk at 1:30 p.m. in TUC 400B and learn from Smith, who has also served as an educator for 15 years, including in the Turkish National Police Academy and a juvenile detention and commitment facility.