Alexandra Stark

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Alexandra Stark is a PhD candidate in International Relations at Georgetown University. Her dissertation research concerns the causes of regional intervention in civil wars in the Middle East and North Africa. Other ongoing co-authored research projects include the role of foreign policy and international norms in how civil wars end, which is co-authored with Dr. Lise M. Howard and forthcoming in the journal International Security, and a project on women leaders and conflict initiation.

Previously, Alex was a Managing Editor for International Studies Quarterly, and a Research Assistant at the Berkeley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs. Prior to pursuing graduate studies, Alex was an Associate at Climate Advisers, where she conducted media and government outreach efforts on deforestation and international climate change policy. She was also a Program Assistant at the Friends Committee on National Legislation, and currently serves as Chair of FCNL’s Policy Committee.

Alex holds an MSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics and a BA from Wellesley College, where she was selected to be a fellow of the Madeleine K. Albright Institute for Global Affairs in its inaugural year. She has published pieces in The National Interest, Foreign Policy, The Guardian, The Diplomat, CBS News, and elsewhere.