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Adjunct Professor of International Affairs
Elliott School of International Affairs
Areas of Expertise
Gender-Based violence, Law/Policy, Women's Political Participation, Human Trafficking, Women's/Girls' Education
Michele's professional career has focused on policy and practical initiatives to create empowerment and educational opportunities for women and girls. She is an internationally recognized expert on combating trafficking in human beings. She is currently an adjunct professor at the Elliott School of International Affairs. In 2011, she received the Morton A. Bender Teaching Award for Outstanding Teaching. Previously, she served as the Director of the Anti-Trafficking Unit at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe in Vienna, Austria, where she was responsible for assisting 56 member countries in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union. Before moving to Vienna, she was the Co-Director of the Protection Project at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, a human rights organization dedicated to eliminating human trafficking. She is also the Chief Academic Officer for Cognotion, an education technology company with a social conscience specializing in developing innovative web-based solutions to prepare today’s youth to enter the global marketplace. Working with the staff of the Global Women's Institute, she was the Editor and Curriculum Designer for the Malala Resource Guide, based on the memoir of Malala Yousafzai.
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