Last updated on: 1/3/2018 | Author: ProCon.org

Laila Mickelwait, MPD Biography

Title:
President and Founder of New Reality International
Position:
Con to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“Any national government having the authority to criminalize the purchase of commercial sex should do so.”

Cowritten with Mark P. Lagon, “The US Government Turns a Blind Eye to Policies That Fuel Sex Trafficking,” washingtonpost.com, Feb. 1, 2016

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Director of Abolition, Exodus Cry, Jan. 2012-present
  • President and Founder, New Reality International, June 2007-present
  • Manager of Policy and Public Affairs, Exodus Cry, Jan. 2012-Feb. 2015
  • Intercessory Missionary, International House of Prayer, Sep 2011-Aug. 2014
Education:
  • MPD, Public Diplomacy, University of Southern California, 2008
  • BA, Political Science and Government, University of California at Riverside, 2005
Other:
  • Twitter: @LMickelwait
  • Has worked with Habitat for Humanity, the United Nations Office at Geneva, the World Federation of United Nations Associations Millennium Project, and the National Journalism Center in Washington DC
Quoted in:
  1. Would Legal Prostitution Decrease Sexually Transmitted Diseases?