David and Elaine Potter Lecturer and Director, Centre of Governance and Human Rights, Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Cambridge
Dr Sharath Srinivasan is the David and Elaine Potter Lecturer in Governance and Human Rights, and the inaugural Director of the Centre of Governance and Human Rights, in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge.
His teaching focuses on African politics, and he specializes on Sudan, and aspects of international engagement in Africa, especially peacemaking, governance, human rights and humanitarian intervention. Dr Srinivasan's recent research projects have concerned: peacemaking in Sudan; conflict and international intervention in Darfur; China-Africa relations; human development, social justice and political capability; civilian protection and state responsibility.
Prior to academia, Dr Srinivasan 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).