Dr. Bella Kovner
Post-doctoral fellow at the Lafer Center for Women's and Gender Studies
Dr. Bella Kovner is an international counter trafficking and child protection specialist. Dr. Kovner holds an MA in Sustainable International Development from Brandeis University and wrote her PhD dissertation on child arrest and juvenile justice in East Jerusalem at the Institute of Criminology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. For more than a decade, she has been working in Nepal, China, Albania, Uganda and Cambodia on EC, USAID, USDOL, UNICEF, WFP and Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC) funded projects aimed at addressing gender inequality and combating unsafe migration, trafficking in human beings and exploitative child labor. In addition, Dr. Kovner is a post-doctoral fellow at the Lafer Center for Women's and Gender Studies, she teaches a course on forced migration, gender and vulnerability, as well as the Final Integrative Seminar at the international MA Glocal program.