MA 1995/96

Patrick Canagasingham, COO (Chief Operating Officer), Oxfam International

I consider myself very fortunate to have been selected to pursue the MA, Human Rights, when it was first introduced in 1995. Having immensely benefited from the interdisciplinary nature of the programme, upon graduation, I gained practical and leadership experience with humanitarian non-governmental organizations in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America.

In my new role at Oxfam International, I manage a portfolio of significant breadth and influence and the MA equipped me to appreciate the strategic role of organizations such as Oxfam; in ensuring that the voices of the poor and most vulnerable are heard and that they have an opportunity to influence local and global decisions that impact them.