Alexander Chance is a final year PhD candidate in International Peace Studies at the Irish School of Ecumenics. His research uses the intersection of organised crime and governance in post-war Mozambique to critically appraise liberal peacebuilding and statebuilding praxis.
With a professional background in reconciliation, diplomacy and criminal justice cooperation in a variety of international contexts, Alex is particularly interested in exploring how different approaches to governance – both within and beyond the liberal peace paradigm – can influence the development of illicit economies and elite corruption in post-conflict settings.
Alex holds an MPhil with Distinction in International Peace Studies from Trinity College Dublin and a BA in Law and Politics from Durham University. He is an accredited mediator with the Mediators’ Institute of Ireland, and an Associate of Transparency International Ireland.