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Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Refugees and the Danger of Trafficking: Interview with Lantern Rescue

On World Refugee Day, Kristina Tanasichuk, Executive Editor of Homeland Security Today spoke to organizations around the globe that deal directly with refugees. In this interview, she talks with Lantern Rescue.

Lantern Rescue is a US Based, Non-Profit Organization that fights internationally against human trafficking. Through previous military and law enforcement experience, Lantern’s Rescue Team travels internationally to train units and help them discover and rescue victims of human trafficking. With the free training and equipment that Lantern Rescue provides, Counter Trafficking Units can continue to pursue the mission after Lantern Rescue moves forward to help in new areas. Lantern Rescue is committed to share the truth about human trafficking, and seeks to be a light of hope in the darkest regions of the world. Every team member works with dedication to actively make a difference, volunteering their services to every area we support.

Kristina Tanasichuk
Kristina Tanasichuk
Kristina Tanasichuk is Executive Editor of Homeland Security Today and CEO of the Government Technology & Services Coalition. She founded GTSC to advance communication and collaboration between the public and private sector in defense of our homeland.  A leader in homeland security public private partnership, critical infrastructure protection, cyber security, STEM, innovation, commercialization and much more, she brings to HSToday decades of experience and expertise in the intersection of the public and private sectors in support of our homeland's security. Tanasichuk worked for Chairman Tom Bliley on electric utility restructuring for the House Commerce Committee, represented municipal electric utilities sorting out deregulation, the American Enterprise Institute, a think tank in Washington, D.C. and ran the largest homeland security conference and trade show in the country. Immediately after 9/11 she represented public works departments In homeland security and emergency management. She is also the president and founder of Women in Homeland Security and served as president of InfraGard of the National Capital Region, a member of the Fairfax County Law Enforcement Foundation, the U.S. Coast Guard Enlisted Memorial Foundation and on the Board of USCG Mutual Assistance. She has an MPA from George Mason University and has attended the FBI and DEA Citizens Academies and the Marine Corps Executive Leadership Program. Most recently she was awarded the "Above & Beyond Award" by the Intelligence & Law Enforcement Training Seminar (INLETS) and was awarded Small Business Person of the Year by AFCEA International. Tanasichuk brings a new vision and in-depth knowledge of the federal homeland and national security apparatus to the media platform.

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