Alexander Mayer

Junior Research Fellow

Alexander Mayer is a Master’s candidate in Democracy and Governance at Georgetown University; specialising in human security, democratisation, and atrocity prevention, with a regional focus on Latin America. He previously received an M.A. in Public Policy and B.A. in Political Science from Trinity College-Hartford. Currently, he serves as a Research Assistant for the Atrocity Prevention Team at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP).

Prior to his role at USIP, Alex worked with the United Nations Democracy Fund, managing UNDEF’s programmatic portfolio in the Asia-Pacific region. He has previously worked as a researcher at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), supporting research by the Project on Prosperity and Development on topics related to post-conflict development, global governance, and U.S. multilateral engagement. Further to his role at CSIS, he has worked on inter-parliamentary initiatives with the Organization of American States’ Secretariat for Strengthening Democracy and served in the Executive Offices of Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont.

In addition to his professional and academic work, Alex currently serves as a Senior Editor for the Center for Democracy and Civil Society’s (CDACS) annual print publication, Democracy and Society, and is an active member of the Georgetown Political Science Association (GPSA).

Languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish