Alex Evans is based at the Center on International Cooperation (CIC) at New York University, where he heads CIC's research program on climate change, resource scarcity and multilateralism. Among his current and recent areas of work are:
- Work to support the UN Secretary-Generalâs office on the new UN High Level Panel on Global Sustainability, launched in August 2010.
- Work with the Brookings Institution to set up a new program on resource scarcity and US national security; past publications with Brookings include Hitting Reboot: where next for climate after Copenhagen (December 2009, with David Steven) and Confronting the Long Crisis of Globalization: Risk, Resilience and International Order (January 2010, with David Steven and Bruce Jones).
- A study for the World Bank's 2011 World Development Report, exploring the implications of climate and resource scarcity for state fragility and the risk of violent conflict.
- A major study on the global implications of rising global food prices undertaken for Chatham House, culminating in the publication of The Feeding of the Nine Billion: Global food security for the 21st century (January 2009).
Alex also edits GlobalDashboard.org, a blog on global risks and foreign policy; all of the above publications are available here.
Prior to joining CIC in 2006, Alex was Special Adviser to the Rt. Hon. Hilary Benn MP, then UK Secretary of State for International Development, where he worked on issues including climate change, UN reform, governance in fragile states and the UK's 2005 G8 agenda. Before joining DFID he was head of the climate and energy research program of the Institute for Public Policy Research in London. He is married and lives in London.