Alexandra Martin is a Visiting Fellow of Practice at the Blavatnik School’s Institute for Ethics, Law, and Armed Conflict’s Programme on International Peace and Security. She works with Federica D’Alessandra on a new research and stakeholder consultation project aimed at better understanding how new and emerging technologies (NETs) and the changing nature of threats to civilian security impact a value-based international security policy.
Alexandra has previously worked with globally renowned think-tanks like The German Marshall Fund of the United States in Washington DC and GLOBSEC in Bratislava and Brussels. As Head of GLOBSEC Brussels Office she co-designed and led the NATO-Private Sector Dialogues with GLOBSEC, an initiative that explored how the private sector can contribute to addressing the most pressing technology-based security risks and contribute to increasing societal resilience across the NATO Alliance. This consultation eventually fed into the NATO Agenda 2030 reflection process and the new NATO Strategic Concept.
Prior to this, she was deployed to North Macedonia, as Political Officer with the OSCE Mission to Skopje, where she primarily followed the negotiation agreement between Skopje and Athens to resolve the long-standing name dispute. Between 2012 and 2014 she was deployed to Zugdidi, Georgia, as the youngest operations officer of an EU CSDP mission abroad, where she oversaw all monitoring and operational activities of the mission in the Western area of responsibility (AoR), in line with the Six-Point Ceasefire Agreement of 2008.
Alexandra is currently a Doctoral Fellow and a Junior Lecturer at the Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam. She holds a Master`s Degree in International Affairs, specialization Conflict Management from the Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).