Preventing Human Trafficking Through Airports: Tips for an Effective Public Awareness Campaign | Webinar | Friday, December 1, 2023 | 2-3 p.m. (EST)

Co-Hosts: U.S. Department of Homeland Security and The Center for Countering Human Trafficking


  • Definition of human trafficking and the use of aviation and airports as a means of facilitation
  • Description and purpose of the Blue Lightning Initiative
  • Voice of a human trafficking subject matter expert
  • Tips for airports to enact effect public awareness campaigns
  • Q&A

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Michael E. Camal

Senior Engagement Manager
U.S. Department of Homeland Security - Center for Countering Human Trafficking
Michael E. Camal serves as a Senior Engagement Manager at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Center for Countering Human Trafficking. There, he leads the Blue Campaign, the Department’s national public awareness campaign to combat human trafficking. He grew its aviation program, Blue Lightning Initiative (BLI), by over 700%, expanding the initiative to its first airports, private aviation companies, university aviation departments, and foreign airlines. Through these outreach efforts, BLI has trained over a quarter million frontline staff on trafficking indicators and how to report them. Awareness generated from Michael’s efforts has had a tangible impact, leading to victim recoveries and federal investigations into human trafficking networks. Michael also advances DHS’s international mission. He engages foreign officials on public awareness, instituting a victim centered approach, and provides recommendations on how foreign governments can improve their laws and strategies for combating human trafficking. Michael was selected as a 2023 finalist for the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal. He is originally from New Jersey and holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology with a concentration in Criminal Justice from the University of Rhode Island.


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