Professor Alexander Evans OBE is Professor of Practice in Public Policy at LSE. He is a former Henry Kissinger Chair at the Library of Congress, Senior Fellow at Yale, and Gwilym Gibbon Fellow at Nuffield College Oxford.
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Alexander Evans is Professor of Practice in Public Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is a former Henry Kissinger Chair at the Library of Congress, Senior Fellow at Yale, and Gwilym Gibbon Fellow at Nuffield College Oxford. He has a Ph.D. in politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He is a specialist on geopolitics, technology and decision-making.
As career diplomat, he has worked in 10 Downing Street as an adviser to the Prime Minister, as Strategy Director in the Cabinet Office, and as Director Cyber in the Foreign Office. His diplomatic experience includes serving as Deputy and Acting High Commissioner to India and (briefly) Pakistan, leading the United Nations Security Council expert group on Daesh, Al Qaida and the Taliban, and being a senior advisor to the late Ambassador Richard Holbrooke in the U.S. Department of State during the first Obama Administration. He was awarded an OBE for his service in Pakistan where he led the UK's work on the Tribal Areas from 2007 to 2009.
He has extensive speaking and chairing experience including at commercial, think-tank and specialist conferences. He has commented for a wide range of media including BBC World TV, Channel 4 News, CNN, NBC and NPR.