Former US Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons
Ambassador (ret.) Luis C.deBaca coordinated U.S. government activities in the global fight against contemporary forms of slavery as head of the State Department’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons during the Obama Administration. As one of the United States’ most decorated federal prosecutors, Ambassador C.deBaca updated the post-Civil War statutes and the 13th Amendment to develop the “victim centered approach” to modern slavery, which has become the global standard for combating human trafficking. He is now Senior Fellow in Modern Slavery at the Gilder Lerhman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition, of Yale University’s Macmillan Center for International and Area Studies.