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KNOXVILLE — From the booming sex trade in Eastern Europe, to online fraud syndicates in Africa, to the drug cartels of Asia and Central America, crime is becoming increasingly organized and globalized.

How can countries better protect citizens seeking the benefits of a globalized world from being exploited? What international actors can effectively fight global organized crime?

Raymond Fisman, the Lambert Family Professor of Social Enterprise and research director of the Social Enterprise Program at Columbia (University) Business School, will be at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, on April 6 to talk about global crime and address some of these questions.

Fisman’s talk, which begins at 7 p.m. in the Great Room of the International House, is part of the Great Decisions Program, coordinated by the Center for International Education and funded by the Ready for the World initiative, which brings speakers from around the country to UT this semester to address our nation’s most pressing foreign policy issues.

Future Great Decisions Program lectures are:

  • April 20 — David Michael Lampton, dean of faculty, George and Sadie Hyman Professor, and director of China studies at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, “U.S.-China Security Relations.” Lampton will speak at 7 p.m. in the Great Room of the International House.
  • April 28 — Retired Ambassador Barbara K. Bodine, lecturer in public and international policy, director and scholar in the Nation’s Service Initiative, The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, “The Persian Gulf.” Bodine will speak at 7 p.m. in the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy.

C O N T A C T :

Amy Blakely (865-974-5034,