Srirak Plipat

Lecturer

Dr. Srirak Plipat is a lecturer at the School of Public Affairs, University of Colorado Denver. He is Oxfam International’s consultant for assessing the relevance and effectiveness of Oxfam’s interventions on climate justice and the transformation of sustainable food supply chains. He is the World Justice Project’s Regional Director for the Asia Pacific where he leads WJP’s actions to advance the rule of law in the region through building strategic partnerships and facilitating platforms for action. Recently as Executive Director of Freemuse, an international organization with the UN Special Consultative Status, he led research and advocacy in over 20 countries for reform of policy and laws used to restrict fundamental rights in ways that are inconsistent with international human rights standards.

Dr. Plipat previously served as Transparency International’s Director for the Asia Pacific where he managed TI’s programs focusing on strengthening democratic institutions and accountable governance. He led the development of a research tool to measure the performances and independence of anti-corruption agencies and found TI programs in Afghanistan, Bhutan, East Timor, and Myanmar. At Amnesty International, Dr Plipat was Director of AI’s movement building, mobilization strategy, people engagement, and human rights education. He managed AI operations and regional projects in over 15 countries in Africa, Asia, and Europe. As Director of AI Thailand, he campaigned for civil and political rights and co-found the national economic, social, and cultural rights network.

Earlier in his career, Dr. Plipat was a consultant for the World Bank Institute in Washington DC, advising on participatory governance and strategic partnership with civil society. He holds a PhD in Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh, PA.