Siddharth Kara

Lecturer, Author, and Activist, and Director of the Program on Human Trafficking, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Siddharth Kara

Siddharth Kara is the Director of the Program on Human Trafficking at the Harvard Kennedy School. He is the author of numerous books and articles on contemporary slavery, including “Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery,” and “Bonded Labor: Tackling the System of Slavery in South Asia.” Mr. Kara’s first book has been made into a feature film, TRAFFICKED. Across years of research, He has traveled to more than forty countries on six continents to document the cases of several thousand slaves of all kinds. Mr. Kara has meticulously mapped global human trafficking networks, explored the perilous underground of trafficked sex slaves, and traced global supply chains of numerous commodities tainted by slavery and child labor.

“Live simply, so that others may simply live.”
— Gandhi