Christina Bain is an Affiliate of the
Human Rights and Social Movements Program, and Program Administrator for the Carr
on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery. Prior to her time at the Harvard Kennedy
School, Bain was appointed Executive Director of the Massachusetts Governor's Commission on
Sexual and Domestic Violence, a statewide commission of over 340 public and private sector
partners. She previously served as Public Affairs Liaison to Massachusetts
Lieutenant Governor Kerry Healey, where she worked on domestic violence and criminal
justice issues, including human trafficking and sex offender management.
Since 2006, she has been a member of the Massachusetts Human Trafficking Task Force, one of the 42 statewide anti-trafficking task forces funded by the U.S. Department of Justice. Bain also served as a Special Assistant to former Massachusetts Governor Jane Swift.
At the Carr Center, she and Dr. McCarthy co-chair the Regional Working Group on Modern
Slavery and Human Trafficking.
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Kara first encountered the horrors of slavery in a Bosnian refugee camp in 1995. Subsequently, he has
traveled to twenty countries across six continents to research these crimes, interviewing over one
thousand former and current slaves of all kinds, witnessing firsthand the sale of humans into slavery,
and confronting some of those who trafficked and exploited them.
Kara currently advises the United Nations, the U.S. Government, and several other governments on
antislavery research, policy and law. In addition to several nonprofit board positions, Kara serves
on the committee founded by Kirk Douglas that is lobbying the US Congress to provide an official
apology for pre-bellum slavery. In 2009, he was selected as a Fellow for the acclaimed TED India conference. Kara has also written
an award winning feature film screenplay on human trafficking set for production in 2011. Kara's
ongoing research into slavery around the world has been covered regularly by CNN.
Previously, Kara was an investment banker at Merrill Lynch, then ran his own finance and M&A
consulting firm. He holds a Law degree from England, MBA from Columbia University, and BA from