UNL student, Nobel nominee to deliver March 19 talk

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UNL student, Nobel nominee to deliver March 19 talk

Kathryn Bolkovac

Kathryn Bolkovac, a former Lincoln police officer who is studying political science at UNL and is the subject of the movie “The Whistleblower,” will give a talk at 5 p.m. March 19 in the Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center.

Bolkovac is widely known for her work as a United Nations human rights investigator in Bosnia and Herzegovina between 1999 and 2001. During her service, she uncovered military contractor and international peacekeeper misconduct, along with the facilitation of sex trafficking rings among her colleagues and United Nations officials. Her experiences were the subject of the 2010 film “The Whistleblower,” and her subsequent book, “The Whistleblower: Sex Trafficking, Military Contractors, and One Women’s Fight for Justice.”

Since that time, Bolkovac has traveled the world speaking about human trafficking, ethics and anti-corruption issues and has consulted on legislative policy and government accountability initiatives to change U.S. law and bring more accountability into United Nations missions and the use of private military contractors, who serve in police functions.

For her service with the United Nations, Bolkovac is one of 276 recently nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

The talk, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Great Plains National Security Education Consortium, National Security Club and Nebraska University Students Against Modern-Day Slavery. For more information, click here or send email to jaclynblake30@gmail.com.

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