E. Benjamin Skinner

Ben orchestrates Transparentem’s teams as they deliver on its mission.

Previously, Ben was a Senior Fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism of Brandeis University. He also held a fellowship at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, served as Special Assistant to Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, and worked as a Research Associate for US Foreign Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations. His more than 50 chapters, monographs, and articles have appeared in numerous publications including Bloomberg Businessweek, Time, Newsweek, Travel + Leisure, the Los Angeles Times, and Foreign Policy.

In 2008, Ben was named one of National Geographic’s “Adventurers of the Year.” His first book, A Crime So Monstrous: Face-to-Face with Modern-Day Slavery (Free Press; 2008), was awarded the 2009 Dayton Literary Peace Prize for nonfiction, a citation from the Overseas Press Club in its book category for 2008, and was a finalist for The Ryszard Kapuscinski International Award for literary reportage in 2011. The World Economic Forum recognized him as a Young Global Leader in 2011. Ben graduated from Wesleyan University.