E. Benjamin Skinner
Senior Fellow, Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism
E. Benjamin Skinner is a Senior Fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University and a writer studying the US and global political economies, with a focus on modern-day slavery. He is the first person in recorded history to observe the negotiations for sale of human beings on four continents, and was named one of National Geographic's “Adventurers of the Year 2008.” Skinner is the author of A Crime So Monstrous: Face-to-Face with Modern-Day Slavery, which was awarded a citation from the Overseas Press Club in its book category. He previously served as Special Assistant to Ambassador Richard Holbrooke and as a Research Associate for US Foreign Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations. His articles have appeared in Newsweek International, Bloomberg Businessweek, Travel + Leisure, the Los Angeles Times, The Miami Herald, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy and others. He received his BA from Wesleyan University in the US.