Mark Bailey

Former Special Assistant to the President

Mark Bailey was born in the UK and graduated from Keble College, Oxford with First Class Honours in Modern History and Modern Languages. Subsequently, as a postgraduate Fulbright Scholar at Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service, his studies focused on multilateral institutions, global governance and conflict prevention. Prior to joining the Hague Institute, Mark was Conflict and Humanitarian Advocacy Officer at Save the Children UK, where he carried out policy research on humanitarian crises, covering cases such as Côte d’Ivoire, Pakistan and Gaza.

Mark’s publications include a flagship report on humanitarian and development issues in Afghanistan, launched by Save the Children on the tenth anniversary of the international intervention. His career in humanitarian affairs has also included postings at UN OCHA and the European Union Delegation to the United Nations, where he served as Adviser to the First Counselor. Mark has also worked at the European Parliament and the Council on Foreign Relations.

Topical and Regional Expertise: Humanitarian Affairs; UN Reform; Transatlantic Relations; EU; North America; Afghanistan

Recent Work