Leslie Vinjamuri

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Dr. Leslie Vinjamuri "is Convenor of General Diplomatic Studies and Practice at the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy and a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in the Department of Politics and International Studies.

"Dr. Vinjamuri's research includes projects on the role of Justice and Accountability in War and Peace Negotiations, Faith-Based Humanitarianism, Secularism and Religion in Transitional Justice, and the effects of Counterterrorism in Democracies. Dr. Vinjamuri speaks and writes widely on the politics of transitional justice. She has delivered presentations at Wilton Park, Chatham House, the LSE, OSI, Oxford University, the Social Science Research Council, the German Marshall Fund's Transatlantic Program, and at numerous conferences and workshops in the United States, Europe, and Africa. Dr. Vinjamuri has served as a consultant to the Ford Foundation, the Open Society Institute, the International Law Institute, and the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue. Currently, she holds a research grant from the Smith Richardson Foundation for a project that looks at strategies for addressing the problem of accountability during war and postconflict reconstruction. As part of this research, she is completing a manuscript, Justice, Accountability, and War Since 1945.

"Prior to joining SOAS, Dr. Vinjamuri was on the Faculty of the School of Foreign Service and Department of Government at Georgetown University. She has previously held visiting fellowships at Harvard University's John M. Olin Institute for Strategic Studies, and at the Centre for the Study of Human Rights, and the Centre for International Studies of the London School of Economics. In addition to this, her research has been supported by the Smith Richardson Foundation, the Institute for the Study of World Politics, the Eisenhower Institute, the Institute of War and Peace Studies at Columbia University, and Georgetown University. Dr. Vinjamuri previous worked at Congressional Research Service and at the U.S. Agency for International Development. She received her Ph.D. from Columbia University." [1]

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  1. Leslie Vinjamuri, SOAS, accessed April 8, 2010.
  2. Editorial Board, International Journal of Transitional Justice, accessed April 8, 2010.