E. Benjamin Skinner is a Senior Vice President at Tau Investment Management, and a writer engaged in the study of the U.S. and global political economies, with a focus on the developing world and particularly modern slavery. He was named one of National Geographic’s “Adventurers of the Year 2008.” He is the author of A Crime So Monstrous: Face-to-Face with Modern-Day Slavery (Free Press; 2008). He has served as Special Assistant to Ambassador Richard Holbrooke and previously as Research Associate for U.S. Foreign Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations. His articles have appeared in Bloomberg Businessweek, Time, Travel + Leisure, Los Angeles Times, The Miami Herald, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy and others. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT.