Marina Colby

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Professorial Lecturer of International Affairs
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Areas of Expertise

Human Trafficking; Forced Labor; International Labor Standards; Business & Human Rights; International Development

Marina Colby is a human rights lawyer and currently serves as a Senior International Relations Officer in the Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking at the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs. Marina manages a multi-million dollar global portfolio of U.S. government programs that work to eradicate the most hazardous and exploitative forms of child and forced labor around the world, including The Bridge Project- From Protocol to Practice: Global Action on Forced Labor, implemented by the International Labor Organization. 

Prior to this, Marina served in a range of leadership and advocacy positions, including as a Senior Democracy Fellow on Counter-Trafficking in Persons at the U.S. Agency for International Development; Director of Public Policy & Government Relations at ECPAT-USA; Deputy/Interim Director of the International Labor Organization’s U.S. Office; Rule of Law Liaison with the American Bar Association in Tashkent, Uzbekistan; Doors of Hope Program Director at the National Network to End Domestic Violence; Policy Analyst at the U.S. Department of Justice; and staff member in the U.S. House of Representatives.


J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School 
Bachelor of Arts in International Studies with minors in political science, European studies and German, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

Classes Taught

IAFF 3183 Human Trafficking & Global Economy