Professor Mukesh Kapila CBE

Professor of Global Health and Humanitarian Affairs & Executive Director of the Office for Global Health, University of Manchester

Dr Mukesh Kapila, CBE is Professor of Global Health and Humanitarian Affairs & Executive Director of the Office for Global Health at the University of Manchester. He is also an Associate Fellow of the Geneva Centre for Security Policy and Adjunct Professor at the International Centre for Humanitarian Affairs, Nairobi. He is a Special Representative of the Aegis Trust, and Board Director of Nonviolent Peaceforce. His memoir “Against a Tide of Evil was nominated for the “2013 Best Non Fiction Book” award.

Professor Kapila has extensive experience in international development, humanitarian affairs, human rights and diplomacy, with particular expertise in tackling crimes against humanity, disaster and conflict management, and in global public health. He has qualifications in medicine, public health, and development from the Universities of Oxford and London. He is an extensive public and media speaker.

He has served in senior roles in the British Government at the Department for International Development and subsequently at the United Nations, World Health Organization, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and many other bodies including as chair of Minority Rights Group International. He has been honoured by Queen Elizabeth II and named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire for his international service. Other awards include the Global Citizenship Award of the Institute for Global Leadership, the “I Witness!” award for his work on human rights, and a special resolution of the California State Legislature for “lifetime achievements and meritorious service”.

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