Michele Anne Clark

Adjunct Professor
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Areas of Expertise

Human Trafficking, Women's Human Rights

Michele Clark is an adjunct professor at the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University, where she teaches courses Face-to-Face and online classes on international human rights with a focus on women's rights, human trafficking and civil society. At GWU, she has been recognized for outstanding teaching and innovative curriculum development. She also serves as the Executive Director of ArtWorks for Freedom, a nonprofit organization offering a radical new approach to raising awareness about human trafficking by using the transformative power of the arts and the strength of local communities. Clark is an internationally recognized expert on combating trafficking in human beings with extensive policy and program experience combating human trafficking on five continents and has recently focused on the trafficking of women by religious extremist groups, conducting field research in South Sudan and Egypt.

Previously, she served as the Director of the Anti-Trafficking Unit at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Vienna, Austria, where she was responsible for assisting 56 member countries in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union to develop comprehensive anti-trafficking initiatives. Before moving to Vienna, she was the Co-Director of the Protection Project at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, a human rights organization dedicated to eliminating human trafficking.


Current Research

The exploitation of women members of religious minority groups


MS, Georgetown University

Classes Taught

Human Trafficking: Women and Global Politics; Dissent - A Study in Memoir