Alexander Evans’ previous academic posts have included being the Henry Kissinger Chair at the Library of Congress, a Senior Fellow at Yale, and a 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.
A career diplomat, he has worked as an advisor to the Prime Minister in 10 Downing Street, Strategy Director in the Cabinet Office, and Director Cyber in the Foreign Office. He has served as Deputy and Acting High Commissioner to India and (briefly) Pakistan, led the United Nations Security Council expert group on Daesh, Al Qaida and the Taliban, and been a senior advisor to Ambassador Richard Holbrooke in the U.S. Department of State.
He was awarded an OBE for his work in Pakistan, where he led the UK's work on the Tribal Areas from 2007 to 2009.
Ph.D. in Politics, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
World Fellow, Yale
B.Sc. International Relations, London School of Economics
Visiting Senior Fellow, LSE IDEAS
PP1534: Anticipatory Policymaking
PP1487: Technology, Data Science and Policy
Research and Publications