Budi Hernawan is a research fellow at Abdurrahman Wahid Centre for Interfaith and Peace at the University of Indonesia in Jakarta.
His research interests are on the topic of political violence, law and society, historical justice and memory, Papua, Indonesia, peacebuilding, human rights in Asia and the Pacific. Hernawan completed his PhD at the Australian National University with the thesis entitled “From the Theatre of Torture to the Theatre of Peace: The Politics of Torture and Re-imagining Peacebuilding in Papua, Indonesia”.
Alongside his current research, Budi works as a research associate at Franciscans International, an NGO accredited with the United Nations operating from Geneva and New York. Previously for 12 years he worked in the field of human rights in Papua at the Office for Justice and Peace of the Catholic Diocese of Jayapura in which he served as a director from 2005-2009.