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   Program Staff

Christina Bain Christina Bain is the Director of the Program on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy. Prior to her time at the Kennedy School, Christina was appointed by Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney as the Executive Director of the Governor's Commission on Sexual and Domestic Violence, a statewide commission of over 340 public and private sector partners. She previously served as the 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. Christina also served as a Special Assistant to Governor Jane Swift of Massachusetts.
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   Faculty Board of Advisors, Harvard Kennedy School

Jacqueline Bhabha Jacqueline Bhabha is the Jeremiah Smith Jr. Lecturer in Law at Harvard Law School, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy at the Kennedy School, Director of Research at the Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University, and the University Adviser on Human Rights Education to the Provost at Harvard University.

From 1997 to 2001 she directed the Human Rights Program at the University of Chicago. Prior to 1997, she was a practicing human rights lawyer in London and at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. She received a first class honors degree and an MSc from Oxford University and a JD from the College of Law in London. She has recently authored three reports entitled Seeking Asylum Alone, about unaccompanied child asylum seekers. Her writings on issues of migration and asylum in Europe and the United States include a coauthored book, Women's Movement: Women Under Immigration, Nationality and Refugee Law , an edited volume, Asylum Law And Practice in Europe and North America ,and many articles, including Internationalist Gatekeepers? The Tension Between Asylum Advocacy and Human Rights and The Citizenship Deficit: On Being a Citizen Child. She is currently working on issues of child migration, smuggling and trafficking, and citizenship.
Jeremiah Smith Jr. Lecturer in Law at Harvard Law School
Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School
Director of Research at the Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University
and the University Adviser on Human Rights Education to the Provost at Harvard University

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Swanee Hunt Swanee Hunt was the Founding Director of the Women and Public Policy Program at the Kennedy School. She is currently core faculty at the Center for Public Leadership and an advisor to the Working Group on Modern Day Slavery at the Carr Center for Human Rights. She has taught The Choreography of Social Movements at Harvard College and lectured at Harvards business, law, divinity, and education graduate schools.

An expert on domestic policy and foreign affairs, Hunt is president of the 27 year-old Hunt Alternatives Fund. The Fund operates out of Cambridge, Massachusetts and is focused on strengthening youth arts organizations, supporting leaders of social movements, combating human trafficking, and increasing philanthropy.

Hunt also chairs the Washington-based Institute for Inclusive Security, conducting research, training, and advocacy to integrate women into peace processes. Her seminal work in this area began when, as the U.S. Ambassador to Austria from 1993 to 1997, she hosted negotiations and international symposia focused on stabilizing the neighboring Balkan states and on the encouragement of women leaders throughout Eastern Europe. Building on her extensive work with US non-governmental organizations, she became a specialist in the role of women in post-communist Europe.
Eleanor Roosevelt Lecturer in Public Policy
Adjunct Faculty, Harvard Kenndy School
Senior Advisor, Carr Center Program on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery
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Timothy Patrick McCarthy Timothy Patrick McCarthy is Lecturer on History and Literature, Adjunct Lecturer on Public Policy, and Director of the Human Rights and Social Movements Program at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. He also teaches in the Committee on Degrees in Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. An historian of social movements, Dr. McCarthy graduated with honors from Harvard College and received his Ph.D. in History from Columbia University, where he completed his dissertation under the direction of Eric Foner.

Dr. McCarthy’s research agenda focuses on the relationship between human rights and social movements in three main areas: race relations and civil rights; LGBT politics, policy, and advocacy; and Modern slavery and human trafficking. At the Carr Center, he runs a biweekly study group on Human Rights and Social Movements, and co-chairs, with Christina Bain, the Regional Working Group on Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking. He has published two books – The Radical Reader: A Documentary History of the American Radical Tradition (New Press, 2003) and Prophets of Protest: Reconsidering the History of American Abolitionism (New Press, 2006) – and his third book, Protest Nation: The Radical Roots of Modern America, is forthcoming from the New Press in 2010. He is also currently at work on several other book projects. His essays and reviews have appeared in The Boston Globe, Journal of American History, In These Times, Gay and Lesbian Review Worldwide, Souls, Journal for the Study of Radicalism, Folha, and The Nation, and he is a regular contributor to radio, web, and other media outlets.

A popular and award-winning teacher and advisor, Dr. McCarthy has received the Stephen Botein Prize for Outstanding Teaching (2000), Thomas Temple Hoopes Prize for Excellence in Senior Thesis Advising (2002, 2009), John R. Marquand Award for Exceptional Advising and Counseling (2003), Derek Bok Certificate of Distinction in Teaching (2006, 2007, 2008), and the Special Commendation for Excellence in Teaching at the Harvard Kennedy School (2009). Dr. McCarthy is also a nationally known educator and public servant. Since 2002, he has served as Academic Director of the Boston Clemente Course in the Humanities, a multi-disciplinary college course offered free of charge to low-income adults through the Codman Square Health Center in Dorchester, MA. As founding director of Harvard’s Alternative Spring Break Church Rebuilding Project, he has spent the last decade taking groups of students down South to rebuild black churches that have been burned in arson attacks. In 2007, he received the Humble Servant Award from the National Coalition for Burned Churches for his commitment to civil rights and religious tolerance. An outspoken and respected leader in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community, Dr. McCarthy was a founding member of Barack Obama’s National LGBT Leadership Council, serves on the Board of the Harvard Gay and Lesbian Caucus, and, in 2009, delivered Harvard’s prestigious Nicholas Papadopoulos Lecture, entitled “Stonewall’s Children: Life, Loss, and Love after Liberation.” He lectures widely on topics ranging from history and literature to politics and human rights.
Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy
Lecturer on History and Literature
Director, Carr Center Human Rights and Social Movements Program
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Malcolm Sparrow Malcolm Sparrow is Professor of the Practice of Public Management, Faculty Chair of the MPP Program, and Faculty Chair of the Executive Program on Strategic Management of Regulatory and Enforcement Agencies. He served 10 years with the British Police Service, rising to the rank of Detective Chief Inspector, and has had extensive experience with criminal investigation. Recent publications include: The Character of Harms: Operational Challenges in Control; The Regulatory Craft: Controlling Risks, Solving Problems, and Managing Compliance; and License to Steal: How Fraud Bleeds Americas Health Care System. His research interests include regulatory and enforcement strategy, fraud control, and risk management and analysis. He is also a patent-holding inventor in the area of computerized fingerprint analysis and is dead serious at tennis. He holds an MA in mathematics from Cambridge University, an MPA from the Kennedy School, and a PhD in applied mathematics.

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Professor of Practice of Public Management
Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management
Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy

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   Affiliated Faculty

Virginia Greiman Virginia Greiman is an Assistant Professor of International Law and Development and Cyberlaw at Boston University. She also serves as an Attorney Adviser to Harvard Law School's Office of Public Interest Advising and teaches trial advocacy at HLS. As an international scholar, she has published extensively and lectured internationally on legal frameworks for confronting cybercrime, cybersecurity and international development and project finance, and participates annually in the International Conference on Information Warfare and Security. Her prior experience includes high level appointments with the U.S. Department of Justice and legal counsel to the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development in Eastern and Central Europe, Asia, and Africa on privatization and development projects. Most recently, she headed a U.S. State Department delegation to Liberia on post-conflict restructuring and rule of law initiatives.
Assistant Professor of International Law and Development and Cyberlaw, Boston University
Attorney Adviser, Office of Public Interest Advising, Harvard Law School

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Judith Murciano Judith Murciano is Associate Director and Director of Fellowships at Harvard Law School. She holds a faculty appointment and has been an Allston Burr Senior Tutor at Harvard College, serving as a dean for the largest residential college at Harvard. For seventeen years she has advised students on fellowships and supervised public interest programs. She has taught Constitutional Law and Writing at Harvard College, advised honors theses at Princeton University and researched her Ph.D dissertation on censorship with graduate fellowships at Cambridge and Oxford Universities. Every semester for almost two decades she has won teaching awards and recently received a Faculty Innovation grant to design several new courses at the University. She served as Legislative Director and Acting Executive Director of the New Jersey ACLU, chaired the New Jersey Bar's Juvenile Justice Committee, and clerked for a criminal court judge in the Bronx. She has also written political essays for The New Yorker and The New York Times, as well as human rights articles for the International Herald Tribune and Radio Free Europe while working for Amnesty International in Paris. Judith was a recipient of the 2008 Dean's Award for Excellence at Harvard Law School and the  Suzanne L. Richardson Staff Recognition Award from the class of 2010.
Associate Director and Director of Fellowships, Harvard Law School
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Siddharth Kara Siddharth Kara is a Fellow with the Carr Center Program on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery. He is one of the world's foremost experts on contemporary slavery and will be co-teaching the first human trafficking course at the Harvard Kennedy School during 2012. Kara is best known for his award-winning book, “Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery,” the first of three books he is writing on the subjects of human trafficking and contemporary slavery. “Sex Trafficking” was named co-winner of the prestigious 2010 Frederick Douglass Award at Yale University for the best non-fiction book on slavery. The Award is generally regarded as the top prize in the field of slavery scholarship, and Kara's is the first book on modern slavery to receive the award. In addition to his books, Kara is also the author of several academic and law journal articles.

Kara first encountered the horrors of slavery in a Bosnian refugee camp in 1995. Subsequently, he has traveled to twenty-five 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. Most of Kara’s research has been self-funded, but he has also received research support from charitable foundations such as Humanity United and

Kara currently advises the United Nations, the U.S. Government, and several other governments on antislavery research, policy and law. Kara's second book on slavery, “Bonded Labor: Inside the System of Slavery in South Asia” is scheduled to be published in 2012. Kara is a regular contributor to the CNN Freedom Project, and his ongoing research into slavery around the world has been covered by CNN, the BBC, and CNBC.

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 Duke University.
Fellow, Program on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery
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   Program Assistants & Associates

Elisha Baskin Meghan Heesch is a third-year student at Harvard Law School. She studied in the International Human Rights Clinical and conducts research on international criminal law and international humanitarian law for the Harvard Law Advocates for Human Rights. Meghan is a Senior Editor for the Harvard Human Rights Journal and a Managing Editor for the Civil Rights - Civil Liberties Law Review. As a research assistant for the Human Trafficking Program, Meghan focuses on researching statutory and case law pertaining to the criminalization of human trafficking, with a focus on the use of technology to recruit and facilitate trafficking.
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Sophia Khan Sophia Khan is Program Assistant at the Program on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery. Currently, she also serves as Publishing Editor at the Journal of Inter-Religious Dialogue. After graduating from Dartmouth College with honors in classics and theater, Ms. Khan went on to receive master's degrees from Yale and Harvard in comparative religious ethics, human rights, and international security. Her graduate thesis examined cosmopolitanism and humanitarian intervention through the lens of Just War Theory and featured a case study on Darfur. She has worked with the International Center for Religion & Diplomacy, Harvard University Press, Asia Catalyst, and Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services. When she's not dedicating her energies to human rights work, she loves to cook with her aunt; their first cookbook, Students Go Gourmet, was released this September.
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