Siddharth Kara
Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy
Program on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery

Professor Kara is recognized as an expert on contemporary slavery and is best known for his award-winning book, Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery, the first of three on the subject. Sex Trafficking was co-winner of the prestigious 2010 Frederick Douglass Award at Yale University for the best non-fiction book on slavery. Kara first encountered the horrors of slavery in a Bosnian refugee camp in 1995. Subsequently, he has traveled to 30 countries across six continents to research these crimes, interviewing over 1,300 former and current slaves, witnessing firsthand the sale of humans into slavery, and confronting some of those who trafficked and exploited them. Kara currently advises the UN, the US government, and several other governments on antislavery research, policy, and law. VIEW FULL BIO