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October 25, 2013 In this radio interview, Siddharth Kara, adjunct lecturer in public policy and director of the Carr Center's Program on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery, discusses the newly released Walk Free Foundation "Global Slavery Index" and its startling conclusion that 30 million people worldwide remain held in bondage.
 - WGBH News
Siddharth Kara
October 25, 2013 In the wake of the release of the "Global Slavery Index" on October 18 by the Walk Free Foundation, Siddharth Kara, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy, is quoted extensively in this article highlighting slavery in India. Cited as having nearly 14 million in bondage, India has, by far, the most "modern slaves" worldwide.
 - Deutsche Welle
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September 12, 2013 Carr Center Fellow Siddharth Kara and Judge Alice Hill, Senior Counselor to the Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, give a presentation on the relationship between human trafficking and homeland security at the Pacific Council on International Policy. Siddharth Kara
July 22, 2013 Quoted in an article on sex trafficking, Carr Center Fellow Siddharth Kara notes that the complexity of emotional and psychological manipulation involved in controlling victims may well outstrip current state laws designed to address these crimes.
 - The Grio.com
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April 16, 2013 Carr Center Fellow Siddharth Kara speaks at a major conference run by the Global Philanthropy Forum, a community of donors and investors committed to international causes, where, as part of a problem-solving working group, he will discuss ways to improve data on modern-day slavery. Siddharth Kara
March 17, 2013 Siddharth Kara, Carr Center Fellow with the Program on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery, takes part in an on-air panel discussion on human trafficking, part of Minnesota Public Radio's program "Scholars Circle."
 - WPRR, Public Radio, Grand Rapids, MI
Siddharth Kara
February 11, 2013 Coverage of Carr Center Fellow Siddharth Kara's new book "Bonded Labor: Tackling the System of Slavery in South Asia," continues with this latest article, "Tracking Modern-Day Slavery," appearing in India Abroad.
 - India Abroad
Siddharth Kara
December 19, 2012 In this recent interview, Carr Center Fellow Siddharth Kara discusses his research, explains why bonded labor is modern slavery, and talks about his latest book "Bonded Labor: Tackling the System of Slavery in South Asia."
 - The Economist
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November 28, 2012 Siddharth Kara, Carr Center Fellow working on human trafficking, testifies before a U.S. congressional hearing organized by Congressman Tom Lantos's Human Rights Commission, investigating "International Human Trafficking and Forced Labor." Siddharth Kara
November 9, 2012 Carr Center Fellow Siddharth Kara presents the keynote address at Yale University's Gilder Lehrman Center's 14th Annual International Conference, "Abolition, Past and Present: Scholars, Activists, and the Challenge of Contemporary Slavery." Siddharth Kara
October 15, 2012 Carr Center Fellow Siddharth Kara talks about his new book, "Bonded Labor: Tackling the System of Slavery in South Asia," with CNN's Becky Anderson on "Connect the World."
 - CNN
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June 1, 2012 Carr Center Fellow Siddharth Kara will help the ILO launch their new global estimate on forced labour at a Washington, DC press event. Kara was one of four global experts who peer reviewed the methodology for deriving the new estimate.
 - International Labour Organization
Siddharth Kara
May 10, 2012 Carr Center Fellow Siddharth Kara was invited to Geneva by the ILO as one of four global experts asked to advise on their forthcoming new estimate of the number of forced laborers in the world. Final results will be announced by the ILO in the coming months.
 - International Labour Organisation (ILO)
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April 16, 2012 For the third year in a row, Carr Center Fellow Siddharth Kara will be delivering the keynote address at the South Texas College Human Trafficking Conference. This year, his address is titled "Labor Trafficking in South Asia." Siddharth Kara
April 1, 2012 Interviewed while in Singapore, where the Singapore government had invited him to speak at the unveiling of that nation's first National Action Plan on Human Trafficking, Carr Center Fellow Siddharth Kara emphasizes the crucial role research plays in the ongoing battle against human trafficking.
 - Singapore News
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March 28, 2012 Public Service Week Event: Toiletries Donation Drive for Victims of Trafficking. The Women and Gender Caucus organized a donation drive for travel-sized toiletries. Public Service Week volunteers used these toiletries to put together hygiene kits for the Sister's of St.Joseph's shelter for victims of sex trafficking. The Program on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery
March 21, 2012 At the invitation of the Singapore government, Carr Center Fellow Siddharth Kara will be a guest speaker at the launch of Singapore's first National Action Plan on Human Trafficking.
 - Singapore News
Siddharth Kara
February 21, 2012 Carr Center faculty affiliate and advisor to the Program on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery, Swanee Hunt, discusses progress made combating the sex trade by Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley and other state attorneys general, through increased penalties and stepped up enforcement.
 - The Boston Globe
Swanee Hunt
January 8, 2012 Carr Center Fellow Siddharth Kara discusses modern slavery and how to bring it to an end, in this new Forbes interview.
 - Forbes
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December 30, 2011 President Barack Obama issues a presidential proclamation declaring this January 'National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, 2012.'
 - White House Press Release
Presidential Seal
December 8, 2011 Course Addressing Human Trafficking Added to Kennedy School Curriculum: Co-taught by Siddharth Kara, fellow with the Carr Center's Program on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery, and Center Executive Director Charlie Clements, this a six week module, IGA-351M, will examine various typologies of human trafficking and provide foundational knowledge as well as an understanding of its relationship to the global economy. Harvard Kennedy School
November 21, 2011 Massachusetts Governor, Deval Patrick, signed into law the Commonwealth's first anti-human trafficking bill, Bill H.3808, "An Act relative to the commercial exploitation of people." The Program on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery
October 30, 2011 Carr Center fellow Siddharth Kara is interviewed by Malaysia's main newspaper as part of his State Department-sponsored trip to the region to discuss human trafficking.
 - The Star (Malaysia)
Siddharth Kara
October 16, 2011 Carr Center fellow and human trafficking expert Siddharth Kara sits down with TODAY, Singapore's largest newspaper, to discuss his most recent work in an interview which took place at the U.S. embassy in Singapore.
 - TODAY (Singapore)
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October 13, 2011 Siddharth Kara, fellow with the Carr Center's Program on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery, gives the keynote address at Duke University's Franklin Institute conference on human trafficking, "Human Traffic: Past and Present." Siddharth Kara
September 29, 2011 Siddharth Kara, fellow with the Carr Center's Program on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery, has been selected to deliver the keynote address at this year's Interdisciplinary Conference on Human Trafficking at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Siddharth Kara
September 29, 2011 Carr Center fellow Siddharth Kara, continuing his CNN Freedom Project series, describes how, even after many years of research, he is still surprised by the ubiquity of South Asia's brothels and the breadth of its sex trafficking networks.
 - CNN
Siddharth Kara
September 10, 2011 Carr Center fellow Siddharth Kara is being sent by the U.S. Department of State on a twelve-day trip to Southeast Asia to meet with officials in Singapore, Malaysia, and other countries to discuss how to combat human trafficking more effectively. He will also be giving lectures at major universities and U.N. offices. Siddharth Kara
August 8, 2011 With the Massachusetts legislature currently considering one of the strongest, most comprehensive anti-trafficking bills in the country, Swanee Hunt, Senior Advisor to the Carr Center's Program on Human Trafficking and Modern-Day Slavery, explains why such a bill is needed and why it really will make a difference.
 - The Boston Globe
Swanee Hunt
July 12, 2011 Director of the Carr Center's Program on Human Trafficking and Modern-Day Slavery, Christina Bain is one of "3 Voices" consulted in a recent article discussing how to end modern-day slavery. The article is part of the ongoing CNN series, the CNN Freedom Project, investigating and exposing human trafficking worldwide.
 - CNN
Christina Bain
June 27, 2011 The U.S. State Department has just released the 2011 TIP Report, its yearly overview of the state of human trafficking througout the world. This year's report includes a direct quote from Carr Fellow Siddharth Kara who, on page 9, says, "There are no quick fixes to human trafficking, forced labor, debt bondage, and child labor. Though I have documented these offences on all six continents, nothing I have seen anywhere approaches the scale of these crimes as I have seen in South Asia."
 - U.S. Dept. of State
Siddharth Kara
June 21, 2011 Carr Center Fellow Siddharth Kara continues his partnership with the CNN Freedom Project, that network's year-long series aimed at ending human trafficking, this time with an article explaining 10 steps anyone can take to help combat human trafficking.
 - CNN
Siddharth Kara
June 3, 2011 A post from Carr Center Fellow Siddharth Kara currently headlines the Web site for the CNN's Freedom Project. The year-long project, subtitled "Ending Modern-Day Slavery" and to which Kara is a featured contributor, is an in-depth investigation of modern-day slavery throughout the world.
 - CNN
Siddharth Kara
June 1, 2011 Carr Center Fellow Siddharth Kara appears as a featured contributor in the new CNBC special, "Crime Inc, Human Trafficking." More than a year in the making, this one-hour investigative program exposes the horrifying human toll human trafficking inflicts throughout the world.
 - CNBC
Siddharth Kara
April 28, 2011 Carr Center Fellow Siddharth Kara participated in a discussion of trafficking with China's International Labour Office. The discussion was broadcast live by China Radio International, the largest radio station in Beijing.
 - China Radio International, Beijing
Siddharth Kara
April 14, 2011 Commending the "Real Men Don't Buy Girls" campaign of Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher, Carr Center Fellow and anti-trafficking advocate Siddharth Kara notes that, regarding the disruption of slavery's demand side, "the importance of this effort cannot be overstated."
 - CNN
Siddharth Kara
March 31, 2011 Carr Center Fellow and trafficking expert Siddharth Kara discusses the scale of the trafficking business and how far some of its victims travel, in this recent CNN interview.
 - CNN
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February 4, 2011 Carr Center Fellow Siddharth Kara is one of 5 featured panelists in a new BBC news series on human trafficking. Titled "The BBC World Debate on Human Trafficking," the forum took place last December during a U.N. conference in Luxor, Egypt. Click to view series video.
 - BBC News
Siddharth Kara
December 10, 2010 Carr Center Fellow with The Program on Human Trafficking and Modern-Day Slavery, discusses his work and addresses some common misconceptions about slavery in this Globe "Ideas" interview.
 - The Boston Globe
Siddharth Kara
November 15, 2010 Crimson picks up the news of Siddharth Kara's award of Yale's Frederick Douglass book prize. The Center's Human Rights & Social Movements Director, Timothy McCarthy, is also quoted in the story.
 - The Harvard Crimson
Siddharth Kara
November 10, 2010 Kennedy School announces Trafficking Fellow Siddharth Kara's achievement as a co-winner of the 2010 Frederick Douglass Award. The award is given by Yale University in recognition of the best non-fiction book on slavery. Kara's book, "Sex Trafficking" is the first book on contemporary slavery to receive the award.
 - Harvard Kennedy School News
Siddharth Kara
November 8, 2010 Carr Center Fellow, Siddharth Kara, named co-winner of the prestigious 2010 Frederick Douglass Award at Yale University for the best non-fiction book on slavery. His book, "Sex Trafficking" is the first book on contemporary slavery to receive the award.
 - Yale University press release
Siddharth Kara
October 26, 2010 Trafficking PAE Funding Available. Funding is still available to support PAE work through the Sunny Dupree PAE Award. Established by Kathryn Wasserman Davis and Sunny Dupree, the award supports global peace through combating human trafficking. Application deadline Nov. 5!
 - Carr Center Web Site
The Program on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery
October 10, 2010 Kennedy School web site highlights Carr Center photo exhibit focusing on human trafficking. The exhibit, titled "Another Me: Transformations from Pain to Power," was organized by the Center's Program on Human Trafficking and Modern-day slavery.
 - Harvard Kennedy School News
The Program on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery
September 24, 2010 An investigation by Carr Center Fellow Siddharth Kara into child labor associated with the 2010 Commonwealth Games is picked up by CNN.
 - CNN
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September 2, 2010 The feature film “Trafficking,” written and produced by Carr Center Fellow Siddharth Kara, is on track for production. Actress and director Nandita Das has signed on to direct.
 - Variety
Siddharth Kara
August 10, 2010 “Sex Trafficking: A Global Overview,” by Siddarth Kara, Carr Center Fellow with the Program on Human Trafficking and Modern-Day Slavery, is featured in a new WPR series “The Dark Side: Sex in Global Affairs.”
 - World Politics Review
Siddharth Kara
July 20, 2010 Carr Center Fellow Siddharth Kara begins a ten-week investigative series for CNN. Kara will travel to urban and rural regions in several south asian countries, investigating issues of human trafficking and child labor.
 - CNN
Siddharth Kara
July 15, 2010 Panelist and participant in several Carr Center events, recent Kennedy School graduate Ashley Judd talks about her connection to the Carr Center, what brought her to Harvard, and the significance of public service.
 - The New York Times
Photo: Mike Theiler/European Pressphoto Agency
June 14, 2010 U.S. State Department releases the 2010 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report, the most comprehensive worldwide report on the efforts of governments to combat severe forms of trafficking in persons. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced the release at a press event in the Benjamin Franklin Room at the Department of State.
 - U.S. Dept. of State Press Release
US Govt Item
May 15, 2010 Christina Bain's work, as Director of the Initiative to Stop Human Trafficking, is featured in a recent issue of Smith Alumnae Quarterly.
 - Smith Alumnae Quarterly
Christina Bain (Photo: Jessica Scranton)
February 25, 2010 Siddharth Kara participates in a UN radio interview: “Tools needed to combat trafficking in persons.”
 - United Nations Radio
Siddharth Kara
February 22, 2010 Carr Center Fellow Siddharth Kara, with the Center's Initiative to Stop Human Trafficking Program, participates in a briefing on “Prevention, Prosecution and Protection: Focus on the Trafficking of Women and Girls,” at the United Nations.
 - Media Global
Siddharth Kara
February 19, 2010 Following up on his Carr Center visit and Forum appearance on Thursday, Ambassador Luis CdeBaca appeared, along with Carr Center Fellow E. Benjamin Skinner, on this popular PBS radio program the following Friday morning.
 - WNYC's Brian Lehrer Show
Ambasador Luis CdeBaca
February 16, 2010 Now on display throughout the Carr Center: “'Another Me': The Survivors of Sex Trafficking.” Documentary photographer Achinto Bhadra and counsellor Harleen Walia guide 126 girls and young women through a healing journey of psychological transformation. The Program on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery
February 1, 2010 Underscoring the Administration's commitment to combating human trafficking, Ambassador Luis CdeBaca, U.S. Department of State, issues a National Freedom Day Announcement emphasizing those goals and repeating its commitment to “a world without modern slavery.”
 - U.S. Dept. of State Press Release
US Govt Item
January 18, 2010 Human Trafficking in South Africa is not a new problem but it has been brought into focus by the upcoming World Cup. Author, activist, and Carr Center Fellow E. Benjamin Skinner explains.
 - Time Magazine
E. Benjamin Skinner
January 4, 2010 President Barack Obama issues a proclamation declaring January 2010 as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.
 - White House Press Release
President Barack Obama
December 10, 2009 Kara named 2009 TED Fellow: The Technology Entertainment and Design organization has named Carr Center Fellow Siddharth Kara one of its 2009 TED Fellows. These awards are given in recognition of "young world-changers and trailblazers who have shown unusual accomplishment and exceptional courage."
 - T.E.D. Web site
Siddharth Kara
October 27, 2009 As Carr Center Fellow E. Benjamin Skinner notes in “Pakistan's Forgotten Plight: Modern-Day Slavery,” humanitarian issues in the region go well beyond what we see in the headlines.
 - Time Magazine
E. Benjamin Skinner
September 24, 2009 Ambassador Swanee Hunt, Eleanor Roosevelt Lecturer in Public Policy and Senior Advisor to the Initiative to Stop Human Trafficking, spoke at the Clinton Global Initiative Fifth Annual Meeting.
 - Clinton Global Initiative Web site
Swanee Hunt
September 23, 2009 “A Crime So Monstrous: Face to Face with Modern Day Slavery” by Carr Center Fellow E. Benjamin Skinner named nonfiction winner of the 2009 Dayton Literary Peace Prize.
 - Dayton Literary Peace Prize Org.
E. Benjamin Skinner
August 20, 2009 E. Benjamin Skinner discusses modern-day slavery in this interview which appeared in the Polish edition of Newsweek. (in Polish)
 - Time Magazine (Polish edition)
E. Benjamin Skinner
June 18, 2009 Continuing to leverage heightened media awareness following the release of the State Department's TIP report, Carr Center Fellow E. Benjamin Skinner takes part in a trafficking Q&A with CNN's Anderson Cooper on Cooper's popular AC360° blog.
 - CNN, AC/360
E. Benjamin Skinner
June 16, 2009 U.S. State Department Releases the 2009 Trafficking in Persons Report.
 - Press Release, U.S. State Dept.
The 2009 TIP Report
June 16, 2009 Carr Center Fellow E. Benjamin Skinner joins Worldfocus anchor Martin Savidge in this video interview in which Skinner discusses modern slavery and how the current economic crisis is playing into the problem of human trafficking.
 - PBS, Worldfocus
E. Benjamin Skinner
May 18, 2009 Luis C. de Baca, president Obama's nominee for the U.S. State Department position of Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, is confirmed.
 - U.S. Dept. of State press release
Luis C. de Baca
March 25, 2009 Carr Center Fellow E. Benjamin Skinner addresses the significance of the de Baca nomination to the on-going battle against modern day slavery.
 - The Huffington Post
E. Benjamin Skinner
March 25, 2009 Carr Center Fellow E. Benjamin Skinner continues to travel widely, working to bring the complex issue of Sex Trafficking to the public forum.
 - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Brooklyn, NY
E. Benjamin Skinner
March 24, 2009 President Obama announces his nomination for State Department position to combat trafficking. Luis C. de Baca, nominee for Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, U.S. State Department.
 - White House Press Release
US Govt Item
February 25, 2009 Commentary by Swanee Hunt, “A Crime That Should Shame Us All,” appears on Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Web site.
 - Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Swanee Hunt
February 19, 2009 Anderson Cooper, popular CNN reporter and host of AC360?, hosts a discusion thread on modern day slavery on his blog: “Modern-day Slavery On The Rise”
 - CNN, AC-360 Web site
Anderson Cooper
January 6, 2009 NBC TV's Law & Order to focuses on child slavery, a story-line inspired by the work of Carr Center fellow E. Benjamin Skinner.
 - NBC TV
NBC TV's  “Law & Order”
December 23, 2008 Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act is signed into law.
 - White House Press Release
Oval Office Signing Ceremony

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