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Alexandre Marc

Political economist and scientist

Alexandre Marc is a political scientist and economist. He is an associate Fellow at the International Institute for Security Studies and a member of the Institute forIntegrated Transition. He was from 2019 to 2021 a non-resident senior fellow at Brookings Institution in the Foreign Policy Department.

Before that he was the Chief Specialist for Fragility, Conflict and Violence at the World Bank where he was leading the analytical and strategic work of the institution on conflicts and Violence. He is the lead author of the UN World Bank Flagship Report: Pathways for peace, inclusive approaches to preventing violent conflicts. He has also co-led the preparation of the World Bank first strategy for addressing Fragility, Conflict and Violence. He has extensive experience in the areas of conflict and fragility having worked on related themes across four continents over the last 32 years. He joined he World Bank in 1988 in the Africa Region.

In addition to his Bank experience, he was Director of the Roma Education Fund from 2006 to 2007 and a visiting fellow, in 2005, at the Centre d'Etude des Relations Internationals (CERI) in Paris, responsible for research on cultural diversity and public policy. He was a contributor to the 2011 World Development Report on Conflict, Security and Development and the lead author of World Bank Study on Societal Dynamics and Fragility, the book: Responding to the challenge of fragility and security in West Africa, and the book: Violence in the city.

He worked and travel in more than 120 countries. Alexandre Marc holds a Doctorate in Political Science from the Paris Institute of Political Science (Science Po).  Before joining the World Bank in 1988, Alexandre Marc undertook research and consulting on Africa in Oxford University (St Antony’s college) and for The Societe D’Etude Economique et Sociale (Paris).

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