Dr. Tim Murithi
Dr. Tim Murithi

Head of the Justice and Reconciliation in Africa Programme – South Africa
Dr Tim Murithi is Head of the Justice and Reconciliation in Africa Programme at the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation, in Cape Town, and a Research Fellow with the African Gender Institute, University of Cape Town, South Africa. From 2009 to 2010, he was Head of the Peace and Security Council Report Programme, Institute for Security Studies, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Between 2008 and 2009 he was a Senior Research Fellow, Department of Peace Studies, University of Bradford, in the United Kingdom; from 2005 to 2007 he was a Senior Researcher, Centre for Conflict Resolution, University of Cape Town, South Africa; and from 1999 to 2005 he was a Programme Officer, Programme in Peacemaking and Preventive Diplomacy, United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), in Geneva, Switzerland. From 1995 to 1998 he taught at the Department for International Relations, Keele University, England, where he also obtained his PhD in International Relations.


He has served as an Adviser to the African Union (AU); UN Development Programme (UNDP) in Sierra Leone; Crisis Management Initiative (CMI), in Helsinki; UN-Affiliated University for Peace (UPEACE) in Addis Ababa; Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD) in Geneva, UK Department for International Development (DFID), in London; and World Vision in Nairobi on peace and security issues. He is a Visiting Professor of International Relations, Department of Political Science and International Relations, Addis Ababa University. He is on the International Advisory Boards of the Journal of Peacebuilding and Development; the African Peace and Conflict Journal; the African Journal of Conflict Resolution and the journal Peacebuilding.


He is the author of over 75 publications, including 2 authored books and 5 edited books. He has authored: The African Union: Pan-Africanism, Peacebuilding and Development (Ashgate, 2005); and The Ethics of Peacebuilding (Edinburgh University Press, 2009). He is Editor of the Routledge Handbook of Africa’s International Relations (Routledge, 2014). He is co-editor of three books: The African Union Peace and Security Council: A Five Year Appraisal (ISS, 2012); Zimbabwe in Transition: A View from Within (Jacana, 2011); and The African Union and its Institutions (Jacana, 2008). He is editor of Towards a Union Government of Africa: Challenges and Opportunities (ISS, 2008). He is the General Editor of the Routledge/Europa Series on Perspectives in Transitional Justice.

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