The International Politics of Cyber

Alexander will speak about the changing international politics of cyber; from the renewed UN negotiations on norms that begin in September 2019 to the growing work on deterrence, attribution and sanctions responding to the hostile use of cyber capabilities by states.

Dr Alexander Evans OBE is Cyber Director at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. He was previously Britain’s Deputy High Commissioner to India (2015-2018) and Britain’s Acting High Commissioner to India (November 2015 to March 2016).

Alexander previously led the United Nations Security Council Al Qaida/Taliban Monitoring Team from 2013 to 2015, appointed by UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon. Alexander has served in senior management positions in the UK and US governments. He led teams of British diplomats in New Delhi and Islamabad, and served in Washington DC as a senior advisor to the late Ambassador Richard Holbrooke when he was US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan. Alexander has held academic appointments at Nuffield College Oxford and Yale University, where he taught international relations. He is a former Henry Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy at the Library of Congress and Bernard Schwartz Fellow at the Asia Society in New York. Alexander was educated at the London School of Economics, Yale, and the School of Oriental and African Studies, where he obtained his PhD. He has written for Foreign Affairs and contributed to a number of books and academic journals. He is the author of The United States and South Asia (New York: Asia Society, 2012).

All are welcome. Lunch will be provided from 12.15pm.