Siddharth Kara is an activist and an expert on modern day slavery and human trafficking. He is the first fellow on human trafficking with the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a visiting scientist on forced labor at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Before pursuing his research and analysis on contemporary slavery full-time, Kara worked as an investment banker at Merrill Lynch in New York. He also co-founded a media technology company and set up a finance firm in Los Angeles.

Kara is the author of Modern Slavery: A Global Perspective; Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery; and Bonded Labor: Tackling the System of Slavery in South Asia. He also written a screenplay entitled Trafficking and is a regular contributor to The CNN Freedom Project: Ending Modern Day Slavery.

Kara has also consulted for the United States State Department, the Clinton Global Inititative, and Humanity United. He has testified several times in international forums as an expert on human trafficking, including in 2005, before the Congressional Human Rights Caucus of the United States Congress.

Last Updated: January 30, 2018