The Guarini Institute for Public Affairs – John Cabot University, in cooperation with the Budapest Centre and the Aegis Trust
Monday 8 April 2013, 19:15, Aula Magna, John Cabot University Via della Lungara 233 – Rome
Chair: Federigo Argentieri, Professor of International Law, Università degli Studi Roma Tre
Discussion with: Mukesh Kapila, Special Representative of the Aegis Trust for the prevention of crimes against humanity, Former UN Coordinator for the Sudan
Final remarks: Enzo Maria Le Fevre Cervini, Director of Research and Cooperation of the Budapest Centre
Dr. Mukesh Kapila is Professor of Global Health and Humanitarian Affairs at the University of Manchester. He is also Special Representative of the Aegis Trust for the prevention of crimes against humanity. Previously he was Under Secretary General at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the world’s largest humanitarian and development network. Dr. Kapila went on to become the Special Adviser to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva and then Special Adviser at the UN Mission in Afghanistan. Subsequently, he was the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for the Sudan, and then became a Director at the World Health Organization. He has also been Chief Executive of the PHG Foundation, a senior policy adviser to the World Bank, worked as part of the UN Disaster Assessment and Coordination system, and advised the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction, International Labor Organization, UNAIDS, and many other agencies. He is currently Chair of the Council of Minority Rights Group International and served on the Boards of the UN Institute for Training and Research, the International Peace Academy in New York. Dr. Kapila is a Senior Member of Hughes Hall College at Cambridge University and an associate at the Centre for Global Studies, University of Victoria, Canada.