You can think of Roger Plant as history’s most unusual census taker. As head of a UN agency task force, he set out to count the number of slaves in the world today. The premise: you can’t cure it if you can’t count it. His global estimates of slavery—and of the profits made by slaveholders—have helped forge a worldwide governmental response.
“There’s a tremendous amount of good will around in the world,” Roger says. “Our job is to mobilize the good will against the bad.”