The Osher Institute at UNM Continuing Education hosts Kathryn Bolkovac, author of "The Whistleblower: Sex Trafficking, Military Contractors, and One Woman's Fight for Justice" Sunday, Oct. 9 at 2 p.m. in the UNM Continuing Education north building auditorium.
In the late 1990s, Kathryn Bolkovac, a Nebraska police officer, answered a job ad to work in Bosnia for DynCorp – an American defense contractor. She looked forward to an opportunity to help rebuild a war-torn country as a human rights investigator. She expected hard work and real challenges. She had no idea her investigations into sex trafficking and prostitution rings would implicate some of her United Nations colleagues and put her life in danger. The film, based on Ms. Bolkovac's experiences, was released Aug. 5 and stars Rachel Weisz.
Tuition is $19. There is no Osher membership requirement to participate and a 20 percent student/staff/faculty/retiree discount applies.
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute was established through a grant from the Bernard Osher Foundation in 2007 and membership is open to adults age 50 and over seeking intellectually challenging, psychologically probing and spiritually engaging learning opportunities.
To register for this Osher course or for more information, contact Continuing Education at (505) 277-0077 or stop by UNM Continuing Education at 1634 University Blvd., NE in the south building.