Director, Initiative on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery, Babson College
Christina Bain is the Director of Babson College’s Initiative on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery where she is focused on addressing the role of business and entrepreneurship in the fight against human trafficking, in addition to coursework and initiatives to train the next generation of business leaders in anti-trafficking strategies. Christina is the former and founding Director of the Harvard Kennedy School’s Program on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery within the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, a program that she designed, developed, and implemented with the mission of creating data-driven public policy solutions to human trafficking. Prior to the Harvard Kennedy School, Christina was appointed by Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney as the Executive Director of the Governor’s Commission on Sexual and Domestic Violence, a statewide commission of nearly 350 public and private sector partners. She previously served as the Public Affairs Liaison to Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Kerry Healey where she worked on domestic violence and criminal justice issues, including human trafficking and sex offender management. Christina also served as a Special Assistant to Massachusetts Governor Jane Swift.
Christina is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Meta-Council on the Illicit Economy; the Global Agenda Council on Human Rights; and the Co-Chair of the Global Agenda Council Network-Wide Human Trafficking Task Force, a cross-council initiative with other Global Agenda Councils and Forum industry partners. Christina is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a member of the Massachusetts Governor’s Council to Address Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence.
- Bain, Christina. “What can businesses do about human trafficking?” World Economic Forum Agenda. World Economic Forum. 26 Oct. 2015.
- Bain, Christina. “Risk, Response, Innovation: Human Trafficking and the Private Sector.” The State of the Illicit Economy. Meta-Council on the Illicit Economy. World Economic Forum. Oct. 2015.
- Shelley, Louise and Christina Bain. “Human Trafficking: Fighting the Illicit Economy with the Legitimate Economy.” Social Inclusion 3:1 (2015): 140-144.
- Bain, Christina and Louise Shelley. “How data can fight human trafficking.” World Economic Forum Agenda. World Economic Forum. 18 Feb. 2015.