William Hassall is the Program Coordinator for the International Human Trafficking Institute, an anti-human trafficking organization housed in the National Center for Civil and Human Rights. Hailing from Atlantic City, New Jersey, Hassall acquired his Bachelor of Arts in Historical Studies from Stockton University before moving to Philadelphia to work in the environmental and media justice fields. Wanting to pursue a career in human rights, he then attended the University of Glasgow where he received his Master in Science in Human Rights and International Politics, a degree which focused on global human rights from a legal as well as a political perspective. His degree culminated with the production of his thesis, which focused on perspectives of justice within the Great Lakes Region in the years following the Rwandan genocide. Since 2009, he has worked largely with The Carter Center and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe within the democratization and human rights fields in the Balkans, Caucuses, Eastern Europe, Middle East, Southeast Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa.