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The Dark Side of the Textile Trade: From the Silk Road to Today

  • St. Bede's Episcopal Church 3590 Grand View Boulevard Los Angeles, CA, 90066 United States (map)

The Textile Museum Associates of Southern California will be hosting Dr. Louise Shelley for a lecture on Saturday, August 18th at 10:30am. Dr. Shelley will be presenting on international textile trade, with specific focus on how individuals used illegal and immoral ways to profit from such trade. Topics include counterfeit products and the abuses of textile trade for commercial and political objectives. 

Dr. Shelley is a university professor at George Mason University, and Director of the Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TraCCC) in Washington, D.C. Her most recent books are: Dirty Entanglements: Corruption, Crime and Terrorism (Cambridge University Press, 2014) and Human Trafficking: A Global Perspective (Cambridge 2010). Her forthcoming book, Dark Commerce: How a New Illicit Economy is Threatening our Future (Princeton University Press) was written while an inaugural Andrew Carnegie fellow.

When: Saturday, August 18, 2018 10:30 a.m. (arrive at 10am for refreshments)

St. Bede’s Episcopal Church
Program Luther Hall, Lower Level
3590 Grand View Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90066
*Just south of the 10 freeway, and west of the 405, near the intersection of Centinela and Palms. Free parking.

Admission: TMA/SC members gratis; guests $10

Please contact Textile Museum Associates of Southern California at for more information about this event.

Earlier Event: August 18
Methodical Weaving with Aneesa Shami
Later Event: August 19