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Alexander Mayer

Associate Programme Officer

Alexander Mayer is currently an Associate Programme Officer with International IDEA’s North America Office; specializing in partnerships and external affairs, as well as supporting the coordination of the Global Democracy Coalition. He joined International IDEA in January 2023. 

Prior to his role at International IDEA, Alexander served as a Research Assistant at the United States Institute of Peace, where he supported a research and programmatic portfolio at the intersection of security sector governance, criminal justice, violence prevention, and human rights. While at USIP, he helped to coordinate the launch of U.S. National Strategy to Anticipate, Prevent, and Respond to Atrocities, as well as the 2022 Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Report. 

Alexander has previously worked with the United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF), supporting UNDEF's Deputy Executive Director with the coordination and management of grassroots and CSO-led democratization initiatives located throughout the Asia-Pacific region. In addition to his time with UNDEF, Alexander has worked on inter-parliamentary cooperation with the Organization of American States, and has served as a researcher with the World Justice Project, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, as well as the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University. 

Alexander has previously served on the editorial team for the Center for Democracy and Civil Society at Georgetown University, and was appointed as a Junior Research Fellow with the International Development Research Network (IDRN). He is currently a nominated member of the Council on Foreign Relations' Young Professionals Briefing Series, and is a member of the Society for International Development's DRG Working Group. 

Democratization; Conflict and Violence Prevention; Peacebuilding; Global Governance; Partnerships; External Affairs
Georgetown University, MA in Democracy and Governance Trinity College-Hartford, MA Public Policy Trinity College-Hartford, BA Political Science
English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
Washington, D.C.
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