Kevin Bales is president of Free the Slaves.

He teaches at Roehampton University in London and the University of Hull's Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation. He serves on the board of directors of the International Cocoa Initiative and is a trustee of Anti-Slavery International.

Previously, Bales served as a consultant to the United Nations Global Program on Trafficking of Human Beings. He has been invited to advise the U.S., British, Irish, Norwegian, Nepali, and West African governments on the formulation of policy on slavery and human trafficking.

His books include, Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy and The Slave Next Door: Human Trafficking in America, which he co-authored with Ron Soodalter.

Last Updated: July 26, 2017