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CGHR Director

Sharath Srinivasan

Dr Sharath Srinivasan, CGHR's inaugural Director, is the David and Elaine Potter Lecturer in Governance and Human Rights in the Department of Politics and International Studies and a Fellow of King's College, Cambridge. His research follows two core themes: the politics and external intervention in civil conflicts; the impact of the digital communications revolution in Africa on political change. The former theme focuses especially on his extensive research in Sudan and South Sudanover a decade. On the latter theme, focused on Africa more broadly, he has led a team of researchers at CGHR, collaborates with a range of practitioners and is now Co-founder and Director of Africa's Voices Foundation Ltd. Sharath's leadership of CGHR draws on his MPhil and DPhil from Oxford University in International Development, as well his diverse background coordinating Sudan field operations and working in headquarters for the International Rescue Committee, advising various donor governments and implementing agencies on conflict and transitional programmes, previous work in strategy consulting at McKinsey & Company, and undergraduate training in public international and human rights law, and in economics. 

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