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Centre of African Studies



Sharath Srinivasan is the David and Elaine Potter Lecturer in Governance and Human Rights, inaugural Director of the Centre of Governance and Human Rights (CG+HR) in POLIS, and a Fellow of King’s College. Prior to academia, Sharath worked in the field of international aid in conflict settings. He has led programmes for a leading international relief agency in Sudan, and has advised a range of international organisations and government agencies on conflict prevention, peacebuilding and political development. Initially trained in law in Australia, where he majored in human rights and public international law at the University of New South Wales, he read for his MPhil and DPhil in Development Studies at Oxford University. At Oxford, he was a Chevening, Clarendon and ORISHA scholar and his research was supported by the Chr. Michelsen Institute (Norway)