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Wednesday, 3/7, 5:30 p.m., “The Red Market: On the Trail of the World’s Organ Brokers, Bone Thieves, Blood Farmers, and Child Traffickers.”

Posted by mzoltan on March 6th, 2012

A lecture and book signing with Scott Carney, investigative journalist, author and Schuster Institute Senior Fellow, in Rappaporte Treasure Hall.

Schuster Institute Senior Fellow Scott Carney spent five years investigating the “rise, fall, and resurgence” of a multibillion-dollar hidden economy known as the “red market.” In his book, “The Red Market: On the Trail of the World’s Organ Brokers, Bone Thieves, Blood Farmers, and Child Traffickers,” Carney writes about poor villagers in India who sell their kidneys for cash, grave diggers who steal human bones for the Western market’s demand for anatomical skeletons, and temple owners who sell the hair of their devotees to American wig makers for $6 million dollars a year.

Carney’s multimedia presentation will be followed by a Q&A session, book signing, and light refreshments.

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