April 12, 2013 at 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: RMCC 288
Herkimer County Community College will present Kathryn Bolkovac, the real life “Whistleblower” Friday, April 12 at 5pm in the amphitheater (room 288) of the Hummel Corporate and Professional Education Center in the McLaughlin College Center.
Bolkovac was a Human Rights Investigator with the International Police Task Force for the U.N. Mission in Bosnia & Herzegovina from June 1999 - April 2001. She monitored high-profile investigations of human rights violations, human trafficking for forced prostitution, police brutality, corruption, and organized crime. In 2002, Bolkovac won, by unanimous decision, a civil law suit against wrongful termination by a major U.S. Government contractor for making a public and protected disclosure. She has won numerous awards for her commitment to justice, and in 2012 was awarded the Rising Voices of Women Award, International Women’s Association, Chicago, Illinois.
Her book The Whistleblower: Sex Trafficking, Military Contractors, and One Woman’s Fight for Justice was made into a major motion picture inspired by actual events and tells Kathy’s story (Academy Award winner Rachel Weisz) as a peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia.
Bolkovac is an international speaker and published author on human trafficking, ethics, and anti-corruption issues. She provides consultancy on whistleblower protection and codes of conduct, and advocates for legislative policy and reforms for government accountability. Focusing on human trafficking for forced prostitution and violence against women, she provides instruction and training on peacekeeping operations at universities, non-governmental organizations, national defense departments and community organizations. Bolkovac lives in Lincoln, Nebraska and Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
The public is welcome to attend her April 12 presentation free of charge. The program is sponsored by the College’s Women’s Club and Student Activities.
Type of event: Public/Students