CPD Research Fellow 2024–26, Professor, London School of Economics
Alexander Evans Ph.D. O.B.E. is a Professor in Practice in Public Policy at the London School of Economics. He also directs the MPA in Data Science for Public Policy. His 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. 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 British 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. His work focuses on technology, geopolitics and long-range policy. He has written for Foreign Affairs, International Affairs, Foreign Policy, The Washington Quarterly, Asian Affairs, Small Wars and Insurgencies among others.