Siddharth Kara

Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Bio

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.

Featured Work

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JAN 30, 2018 Podcast

"Modern Slavery" with Siddharth Kara

In his third book on slavery, which took 16 years of research, Siddharth Kara calculates that there are roughly 31 million slaves worldwide, at least half of ...

Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery

JAN 21, 2009 Podcast

Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery

"The exploitation of sex slaves for commercial sex generated profits of $35.7 billion in 2007," says Siddharth Kara. "This makes slavery second only to drug trafficking in ...