Professor Tim Murithi is Head, Peacebuilding Interventions Programme, Institute for Justice and Reconciliation, Cape Town and also Extraordinary Professor of African Studies, University of Free State, South Africa. He teaches at the University of Cape Town, Department of Political Studies. Previously he was the Claude Ake Visiting Professor, Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University and Nordic Africa Institute, Sweden; Head of Programme, Institute for Security Studies, Addis Ababa; Senior Research Fellow, Department of Peace Studies, University of Bradford, UK; Senior Researcher, Centre for Conflict Resolution, University of Cape Town; and Programme Officer, United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), Geneva, Switzerland. He served as Adviser-Consultant to: African Union (AU), SADC, ECOWAS, UNDP, UK DFID and German GiZ. He is author and editor of 10 books and over 90 journal articles, book chapters and policy papers. He has authored: The Ethics of Peacebuilding (Edinburgh University Press, 2009); The African Union: Pan-Africanism, Peacebuilding and Development (Ashgate, 2005) and edited: Routledge Handbook of Africa’s International Relations (Routledge, 2014); The Politics of Transitional Justice in the Great Lakes Region of Africa (Jacana, 2016); and co-edited: The African Union: Autocracy, Diplomacy and Peacebuilding (I.B. Tauris, 2018); Zimbabwe in Transition: A View from Within (Jacana, 2011).