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Professor of Contemporary Slavery, & Research Director of the Rights Lab at the University of Nottingham; Co-Founder of Free the Slaves

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 Kevin Bales Biography

Bales is Professor of Contemporary Slavery, and Research Director of the Rights Lab at the University of Nottingham, UK. In early 2016, while working at the Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation, which won the Queen's Anniversary Prize. He was also a Co-Founder of Free the Slaves in Washington DC, the US sister organization of Anti-Slavery International, the world’s oldest human rights group founded in 1787.

Going undercover to meet slaves and slaveholders, Kevin Bales exposed how modern slavery penetrates the global economy in his Pulitzer-nominated book, Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy. The film based on this book, Slavery: A Global Investigation, which he co-wrote for HBO and Channel 4, won a Peabody Award and two Emmys. His book also inspired a project undertaken by seven Magnum photographers, which he helped to design and write, entitled Documenting Disposable People: Contemporary Global Slavery, which was mounted as a touring exhibition and published as a book by Hayward. Bales was named as the originator of one of “100 World-Changing Discoveries” by the Association of British Universities, and as a “visionary who is changing your world” by Utne Reader.

He serves on the Board of Directors of the Freedom Fund that aims to lead the eradication of modern slavery. For 13 years he served on the Board of International Cocoa Initiative. He also served as a consultant to the United Nations Global Program on Trafficking of Human Beings, and advised the US, British, Irish, Norwegian, and Nepali governments, as well as the governments of the Economic Community of West African States and the European Parliament, on the formulation of policy on slavery and human trafficking.

In 2004 he completed a two-year study of human trafficking into the US for the National Institute of Justice, and with the Human Rights Center at Berkeley, produced a report on forced labor in the USA. In 2008 he was invited to address the Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Paris, and to join in the planning of the 2009 Clinton Global Initiative.

Bales published To Plead Our Own Cause: Personal Stories by Today’s Slaves with Zoe Trodd; and with Ron Soodalter The Slave Next Door: Human Trafficking and Slavery in America Today, the first full exploration of contemporary slavery in the United States, an exposé and plan to make America slave-free for the first time in its history. On January 19, 2016 he published Blood and Earth: Modern Slavery, Ecocide, and the Secret to Saving the World - the breakthrough work that identified modern slavery as a major contributor to global climate change.

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Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy

Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy

Modern Slavery: A Beginner's Guide (Beginner's Guides)

Modern Slavery: A Beginner's Guide (Beginner's Guides)

The Slave Next Door: Human Trafficking and Slavery in America Today

The Slave Next Door: Human Trafficking and Slavery in America Today

Modern Slavery: The Secret World of 27 Million People

Modern Slavery: The Secret World of 27 Million People

Ending Slavery: How We Free Today's Slaves

Ending Slavery: How We Free Today's Slaves

Slavery Today (Groundwork Guides)

Slavery Today (Groundwork Guides)

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Kevin Bales

Professor of Contemporary Slavery, & Research Director of the Rights Lab at the University of Nottingham; Co-Founder of Free the Slaves

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Kevin Bales Biography

Bales is Professor of Contemporary Slavery, and Research Director of the Rights Lab at the University of Nottingham, UK. In early 2016, while working at the Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation, which won the Queen's Anniversary Prize. He was also a Co-Founder of Free the Slaves in Washington DC, the US sister organization of Anti-Slavery International, the world’s oldest human rights group founded in 1787.

Going undercover to meet slaves and slaveholders, Kevin Bales exposed how modern slavery penetrates the global economy in his Pulitzer-nominated book, Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy. The film based on this book, Slavery: A Global Investigation, which he co-wrote for HBO and Channel 4, won a Peabody Award and two Emmys. His book also inspired a project undertaken by seven Magnum photographers, which he helped to design and write, entitled Documenting Disposable People: Contemporary Global Slavery, which was mounted as a touring exhibition and published as a book by Hayward. Bales was named as the originator of one of “100 World-Changing Discoveries” by the Association of British Universities, and as a “visionary who is changing your world” by Utne Reader.

He serves on the Board of Directors of the Freedom Fund that aims to lead the eradication of modern slavery. For 13 years he served on the Board of International Cocoa Initiative. He also served as a consultant to the United Nations Global Program on Trafficking of Human Beings, and advised the US, British, Irish, Norwegian, and Nepali governments, as well as the governments of the Economic Community of West African States and the European Parliament, on the formulation of policy on slavery and human trafficking.

In 2004 he completed a two-year study of human trafficking into the US for the National Institute of Justice, and with the Human Rights Center at Berkeley, produced a report on forced labor in the USA. In 2008 he was invited to address the Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Paris, and to join in the planning of the 2009 Clinton Global Initiative.

Bales published To Plead Our Own Cause: Personal Stories by Today’s Slaves with Zoe Trodd; and with Ron Soodalter The Slave Next Door: Human Trafficking and Slavery in America Today, the first full exploration of contemporary slavery in the United States, an exposé and plan to make America slave-free for the first time in its history. On January 19, 2016 he published Blood and Earth: Modern Slavery, Ecocide, and the Secret to Saving the World - the breakthrough work that identified modern slavery as a major contributor to global climate change.

Kevin Bales Videos

  • Kevin Bales – Modern Slavery
  • CNN: Kevin Bales 'Slavery known, but not understood'
    Kevin Bales, president of Free the Slaves, speaks with CNN about the realities of modern-day slavery.
  • Kevin Bales: How to combat modern slavery
    http://www.ted.com In this moving yet pragmatic talk, Kevin Bales explains the business of modern slavery, a multibillion-dollar economy that...

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  • How much does it cost to book Kevin Bales?

    Booking fees for Kevin Bales, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Kevin Bales, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Kevin Bales?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Kevin Bales for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Kevin Bales for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Kevin Bales or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Kevin Bales or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Kevin Bales is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Kevin Bales for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Kevin Bales generally travels from UK and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Sophal Ear, Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, Seth Berkley, John Legend and Muhammad Yunus. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Kevin Bales for an upcoming event.

Kevin Bales Speaker Videos

  • Kevin Bales – Modern Slavery
    CNN: Kevin Bales 'Slavery known, but not understood'
    Kevin Bales, president of Free the Slaves, speaks with CNN about the realities of modern-day slavery.
  • Kevin Bales: How to combat modern slavery
    http://www.ted.com In this moving yet pragmatic talk, Kevin Bales explains the business of modern slavery, a multibillion-dollar economy that underpins some of the worst industries on earth. He...
    ICPC 2016: Unlocking the science of slavery, Professor Kevin Bales ...
  • Dr. Kevin Bales Lecture 1-22-2016 on Vimeo

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