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Dr Alex Vines OBE

Head, Africa Programme, Chatham House; Director, Area Studies and International Law

Dr Alex Vines OBE is the Head of the Africa Programme at Chatham House and director for Area Studies and International Law. He is also a senior lecturer at Coventry University.

Alex chaired the UN Panel of Experts on Côte d’Ivoire from 2005 to 2007, and was a member of the UN Panel of Experts on Liberia from 2001 to 2003. Alex has worked as a UN election officer in Mozambique and Angola and served as a consultant for the UN Office on Drugs and Crime and for the Economic Community of West African States. Prior to this, he worked at Human Rights Watch as a senior researcher on business and human rights.

Alex was awarded an OBE in 2008 in recognition of his work, including founding and developing Chatham House’s Africa Programme.