Mukesh Kapila CBE is Professor of Global Health and Humanitarian Affairs at the University of Manchester, and Chair of Nonviolent Peaceforce. He has served in roles at the UK Department for International Development, United Nations, World Health Organization, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, and as Chair of Minority Rights Group International. Kapila was awarded a CBE from Queen Elizabeth II, the I Witness! award for human rights, amongst many other awards. His memoir Against a Tide of Evil was nominated for the 2013 Best Non-Fiction Book award.