E. Benjamin Skinner
E. Benjamin Skinner is a fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a writer engaged in the study of the U.S. and global political economies. His work focuses on the developing world and particularly on modern slavery. He was named one of National Geographicís Adventurers of the Year 2008.
Skinner has served as special assistant to Ambassador Richard Holbrooke and previously as research associate for U.S. foreign policy at the Council on Foreign Relations. He received his BA from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a triple major in Latin American studies, Spanish, and sociology. He is the author of A Crime So Monstrous: Face-to-Face with Modern-Day Slavery (Free Press, 2008) and a contributor to Crimes of War 2.0: What the Public Should Know (W.W. Norton, 2007). His articles have appeared in Newsweek International, Travel and Leisure, the Los Angeles Times, The Miami Herald, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, and other publications.