Dr Alexander Chance is Senior Research Fellow at The Azure Forum and a consultant specialising in strategic approaches to transnational organised crime and corruption, in particular in post-conflict settings.
Alexander has over 15 years’ previous professional experience in law enforcement and diplomacy (tracks I and II) and five years’ experience of related academic research. In his early career, he arranged sensitive mediation processes in the Middle East and West Africa. He then entered law enforcement, focusing on organised crime and serving in operational, strategy and management roles, including in South America. He has particular insight into drug trafficking and corruption, as well as the influence of peacebuilding activities and faith communities on the illicit economy.
Alexander completed his PhD at Trinity College Dublin, where his thesis examined the relationship between organised crime, governance and liberal peacebuilding in post-war Mozambique. He also holds an MPhil (with Distinction) in International Peace Studies from TCD, and a BA in Law and Politics from Durham University. He has consulted for various organisations, including the UN, is an Associate of Transparency International Ireland, where he advises on EU and Irish anti-corruption and integrity frameworks, and is a practising mediator, accredited by the Mediators’ Institute of Ireland.