Originally from the UK, Alex is currently finishing his dual masters’ degrees in International Relations and Public Policy as part of the Atlantis Transatlantic Degree Program (run jointly by the Maxwell School at Syracuse University in the U.S. and the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin). A global governance generalist, he is especially interested in international security and justice issues and is writing his thesis on global norm diffusion, focusing on the implementation of UNSCR 1325 on women, peace and security by the Netherlands and the U.S.
Prior to the Atlantis Program, he graduated from the University of Edinburgh with an MA (Hons) in International Relations in July 2013. He has experience working across the public policy spectrum: at the legislative level with the Scottish Parliament, the analytical level with Women In International Security and the campaign level with Obama for Colorado. In his spare time he enjoys long bike rides, sailing, making lemon curd and improving his French language skills.
Fields of expertise include global governance, especially women, peace and security; nuclear proliferation; India; public policy implementation in the UK and the U.S.
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