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Cassamarca Lecture

Professionals talk about human trafficking issues.

Hosted by the Graduate Program in International Political Economy and Development (IPED) of Fordham University, the annual Cassamarca Foundation Lecture brings together international specialists, authorities and professionals who highlight urgent issues of migration and globalization. The lectures seek to illuminate current concerns on these global issues by integrating the insights and perspectives of various experts.

Established in Treviso (Italy) in 1992, the Cassamarca Foundation is a philanthropic organization that operates and provides assistance in several fields including scientific research, the preservation of the environment, health, education, the arts and culture in general, emigration and immigration. The Foundation is actively engaged in the promotion of Italian culture globally.

2018 Lecture

“Ethical Compass for the Digital Age”, March 15, 2018

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The ‘Dublin Process’ on Ethics in international business and finance

Presented by Dr. Domingo Sugranyes Bickel, Chairman of CAPP Foundation, and Dr. Henry Schwalbenberg, Director, International Political Economy and Development (IPED)

Catholic Social Thought at a Time of Global Turmoil

Presented by The Most Rev. Bernardito Auza, Permanent Observer of the Holy See at the United Nations

Constructing Alternatives to Promote Human Dignity: Is Common Business Ethics up to the challenge?

Presented by The Honorable Lawrence Gonzi, Former Prime Minister of Malta, Member of the Board of Centesimus Annus pro Pontifice Foundation

Educating for a new Ethical Compass

 Presented by The Rev. Joseph M. McShane SJ, President of Fordham University

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Download a copy of the Cassamarca Lecture program.


2017 Lecture

2017 Lecture

“Consultation on Human Trafficking”, February 23, 2017

Students listen to the lecture on human trafficking.

The Cassamarca Foundation Lecture examined the existence of slavery in the modern age and the various ways that human trafficking manifests itself in countries around the world. The consultation was focused on the realities of human trafficking today, what is being done in the international community, and the opportunities there are moving forward.


The Holy See and the Fight against Human Trafficking” by His Excellency, Archbishop Bernadito Auza

Apostolic Nuncio and Permanent Representative of the Holy See to the United Nations and the Inaugural Holder of the Cassamarca Foundation Chair in Migration and Globalization at Fordham University


Cassamarca Lecture

Archbishop Auza, the inaugural Cassamarca Chair, along with the discussants of the consultation on human trafficking

Ms. Janye Bigelsen, Director of Human Trafficking Initiatives, Covenant House, New York

Mr. Michael A. Osborn, Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Violent Crime Branch, New York Field Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Download a copy of the Cassamarca Lecture program.

Obtain the latest Cassamarca Report here: Cassamarca Human Trafficking Report 2017