Rama Mani

Rama Mani

Senior Research Associate at the University of Oxford’s Centre for International Studies and Councillor at the World Future Council

Areas of expertise

Armed Non-State Actors  /  Peacebuilding  /  Responsibility to Protect  /  Rule of Law  /  Transformative Justice  /  Social Justice, Distributive Justice and Development  /  Cultural Justice and Cultural Rights  /  Peace and Security  /  Global Governance  /  Security Sector Reform  /  Police Reform  /  Reconciliation and Reparative Justice  /  Women and Security

Rama Mani is a Senior Research Associate at the University of Oxford’s Centre for International Studies, and a Councillor at the World Future Council.

She is an expert in international peace and security, a poet and performance artist. Based on her extensive experience in governance, justice and security over the past 25 years, she co-founded ‘Rising Women, Rising World’, a global initiative of women leaders committed to co-creating ‘a world that works for all’. She also developed the Theatre of Transformation, as an innovative vehicle for addressing critical global crises.

Dr Mani was formerly the Executive Director of The International Centre for Ethnic Studies in Colombo, Sri Lanka. She served as Director of the Global Peace and Security course at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, and Senior External Relations Officer at the Commission on Global Governance. Dr Mani was also the Africa Strategy Manager for Oxfam GB.

In 2013 she received the Peter Becker Peace Prize in Germany for the combined impact of her scholarship and peace activism.

Dr Mani has served on the boards of several international organizations, the Academic Council on the United Nations System, the CISH-UNESCO International Centre for Human Sciences, and the Foundation for the Future. She has also advised and collaborated with numerous UN agencies and departments.

Dr Mani has a PhD in Political Science from the University of Cambridge, an MA in International Affairs from Johns Hopkins University and a BA in French Literature and Political Science from Bryn Mawr College.

Taught Courses

Women carry water from the UNMISS base to the Protection of Civilians site. Master in transitional justice - Course

Transformative Justice in Theory and Practice: Development and Beyond

This course leads students to re-examine the concept of justice and prepare themselves, whether as scholars, practitioners or policy-makers, for the process of rebuilding peace with justice in diverse contemporary societies in political transition.

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Transitional Justice Spring School: Transitional Justice, Memory and Culture

The Transitional Justice Spring School 2018 aims to address the roles of memory and culture in transitional justice processes through an interdisciplinary, comprehensively structured high-quality one-week programme.

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Publications

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The Responsibility to Protect: Cultural Perspectives in the Global South

January 2011

Rama Mani, Thomas G. Weiss

Routledge

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Beyond Retribution: Seeking Justice in the Shadows of War

July 2002

Rama Mani

Polity

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Can Culture Prevent Massacres?

October 2011

Rama Mani, Thomas G. Weiss

Global Governance vol. 17

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Women, Art and Post-Conflict Justice

January 2011

Rama Mani

International Criminal Law Review

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