Presentation: “The Economics of Sex Trafficking”
by Siddharth Kara, author of Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern
Thursday, February 5, 2009
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Malkin Penthouse, Littauer Building, 4th floor, Harvard Kennedy School
Co-sponsored with the Committee on Degrees in Studies of Women, Gender,
and Sexuality, Harvard College
In 1995, Mr. Kara first encountered sexual slavery in a Bosnian refugee camp. He
has since dedicated his life to traveling and learning the mechanisms behind the
business of sex trafficking. Mr. Kara has taken a rare look at analyzing the local
drivers and global macroeconomic trends that give rise to this burgeoning
industry, in addition to quantifying the size, growth, and profitability of sex
trafficking and other forms of modern slavery.
Siddharth Kara is a former investment banker and business
executive with an MBA from Columbia University. He set aside his
corporate career to pursue anti-slavery research, advocacy, and
writing, and, more recently, a law degree. He currently serves
on the board of directors of Free the Slaves, an organization dedicated
to abolishing slavery worldwide. In 2005, he testified on contemporary
slavery to the United States Congressional Human Rights Committee.
Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery
is available for purchase at
the The Harvard Coop Bookstore,
1400 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge.
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