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Prof Graham K. Brown
Professor of International Development, University of Western Australia
Email: graham [dot] brownuwa [dot] edu [dot] au
Professor Brown is a political scientist with research interests in inequality, migration, and political violence. He specialises in Southeast Asia, and has conducted extensive field research in Malaysia and Indonesia in particular. He has also consulted extensively for international agencies, including the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, UNESCO, and the UNDP in Thailand, Indonesia, and Timor-Leste. Professor Brown speaks Malay.
Dr Lynette Chua (LGBTI)
Assistant Professor of Law, National University of Singapore
Professor Chua is a law and society scholar with research interests in law and social change, and law and social movements. Professor Chua works on LGBTI issues and activism in Singapore and Myanmar. She is conducting ongoing field research on LGBT issues in Malayisa. Professor Chua has offered expert opinion on LGBTI cases for Myanmar and Malaysia.
Amy A. Smith
Siddharth Kara is one of the world's foremost experts on human trafficking and contemporary slavery. He is the Director of the Program on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, where he is also an Adjunct Lecturer and teaches the only course on human trafficking at HKS. In addition, Kara is a Visiting Scientist on Forced Labor at the Harvard School of Public Health. Kara is the author of Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery, co-winner of the prestigious 2010 Frederick Douglass Award at Yale University for the best non-fiction book on slavery. Sex Trafficking is the first book on modern forms of slavery to win the prize. Kara's second book, Bonded Labor: Tackling the System of Slavery in South Asia was released in October, 2012. Just as Sex Trafficking provided the first comprehensive overview of the global sex trafficking industry, Bonded Labor provides the first comprehensive overview of the system of debt bondage endemic to South Asia. Kara currently advises the United Nations, International Labour Organisation, the U.S. Government, and several other governments on anti-trafficking policy and law. Kara has testified before the U.S. Congress and several foreign Parliaments on his research. Kara's has also appeared extensively in the media as an expert on modern slavery, including on CNN, the BBC, the Guardian, CNBC, National Geographic, and numerous documentary films.