Alexander Evans is an Adviser to 10 Downing Street. A career diplomat, he was Director Cyber from 2018-2020. He has previously served as British Deputy High Commissioner to India, and was Acting High Commissioner (Ambassador) in 2015-2016. He previously led the United Nations Security Council expert group on Daesh, Al Qaida and the Taliban in New York, was a senior advisor to the late Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, the Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan in Washington DC, and led British political teams in New Delhi and Islamabad. He is a former member of the Policy Planning Staff.
Alexander remains closely engaged with Yale, serving on the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs Advisory Group. He was previously a Jackson Institute Senior Fellow, teaching international relations. He is a former Henry A. Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy at the Library of Congress, Gwilym Gibbon Fellow at Nuffield College Oxford and Visiting Senior Research Fellow at King’s College London.