Dr. Kevin Bales: Co-founder of Free the Slaves, University of Nottingham Professor

Modern Slavery, Ecocide, and the Secret to Saving the World 

A leading expert on modern-day slavery, our guest lecturer, Dr. Kevin Bales has traveled to some of the world’s most dangerous places documenting and battling human trafficking. In the course of his reporting, Bales began to notice a pattern emerging: Where slavery existed, so did massive, unchecked environmental destruction. But why?  

In this lecture, Dr. Bales presents his book, Blood and Earth: Modern Slavery, Ecocide and the Secret to Saving the World, and shares his gripping examination of two entwined global crises: environmental destruction and human trafficking.  Bales also shares his hopeful and inspiring solutions that we can all employ to fight slavery and ultimately protect our planet.

Want to hear more? Check out this bonus footage! 

Lecture Q&A

Interview with Kevin Bales