SOAS University of London

Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy

Dr Vino Kanapathipillai

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Vino Kanapathipillai
Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy (CISD)

Convenor, Global Advocacy

Dr Vino Kanapathipillai
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Vino Kanapathipillai is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy, Department of Politics and International Studies. Her research interests concern the public-private divide, especially as it pertains to state-corporate relations. Her PhD research focused on the ways in which state-corporate relations are changing on the basis of security concerns. Vino convenes and teaches courses on Global Advocacy, Global Public Policy and Project Management. She holds an MSc in International Politics (Distinction) and a PhD in International Relations from SOAS, University of London. Before entering academic, Vino worked as a management consultant for over seven years, working on several projects for corporate and government clients in the UK and Australia. She also managed a two-year UK government-funded policy research project, working with the Berghof Foundation.

  • (With Vimalrajah L et al) (2011) “Engaging Tamil Diaspora for Peace and Development: Concepts Insights and Key Lessons” Berghof Peace Support and Centre for Just Peace and Democracy
  • (2006) “Too much too fast or a peace trap” in Envisioning New Trajectories for Sri Lanka, Centre for Just Peace and Democracy

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International security, multinational enterprises, international public policy, international political economy, global governance.