Kevin Bales

Kevin Bales is co-founder of Free the Slaves (www.freetheslaves.net) in Washington DC, which is the sister organization of Anti-Slavery International, the world’s oldest human rights. He is also Professor of Contemporary Slavery at the Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation, University of Hull, UK. Bales has worked with the US Congress and the UK Parliament in writing laws on human trafficking and to take slavery out of the supply chain. His work informed President Obama’s recent initiative against modern slavery and the chocolate industry’s multi-million-dollar investment in ending child slavery in cocoa.

Book titles in collaboration with Idea Architects

  • BLOOD AND EARTH:  Modern Slavery, Ecocide, and the Secret to Saving the World
  • ENDING SLAVERY: How We Free Today's Slaves

Press Features & Reviews

"Doug has been a mentor and guide for my writing for nearly twenty years. I’m happy to say that my books have had real impact, one was named “an idea that has changed the world”, another received a very large prize for a book that can “lead to a more just and peaceful world.” More important than any of that, they’ve led to thousands of people in slavery coming to freedom - and not one of those outcomes would have occurred without Doug Abrams."

Doug has been a mentor and guide for my writing for nearly twenty years. "