Col. (U.S. Army, Ret.) Ron Petitte – a politics and government professor and director of the Center for Leadership Initiatives at Bryan College – recently wrote a book on the subject of human trafficking entitled “Civilization at Risk: Seeds of Strife.”
The book itself originated from a series of papers the Colonel presented at the Oxford Round Table beginning in the spring of 2008 at Pembroke College, and is slated for release Feb. 26. It represents a culmination of years of the Colonel’s work to raise awareness and actively combat human trafficking both domestically and internationally through pious personal action and dynamic education. Since 2008, Col. Petitte has worked closely with other faculty and staff as well as students at Bryan College to address the issue of human trafficking by organizing conferences, sponsoring investigative trips to foreign countries, collaborating with international anti-trafficking experts, and a myriad of other avenues.
Out of a desire for the work to be both concise and coherent in its investigation of the historical and present realities of human trafficking, Col. Petitte arranged the book’s chapters and their respective lengths in order to construct a narrative that is both easy to read and easy to understand. In sum, “Civilization at Risk: Seeds of Strife” is yet another exciting and integral addition to Col. Petitte’s continued work in the field of anti-trafficking, and represents nearly a decade of work. If you are interested in purchasing a copy for yourself or someone else, you may preorder it online.
Written by Matt Stombaugh, Senior