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Alex Austin

  • Executive Director
  • Austin Consult
  • 4PublicationsNumber of items in Alex's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 2Followers


Alex was born in London, UK in 1974. After obtaining his degree in social anthropology and philosophy, he continued his studies with peace and conflict studies. For twelve years, Alex has been working as an independent consultant in both the practical and theoretical sides of the field of peacebuilding and conflict transformation. He has focused on the peace and conflict dynamics in the Afghanistan, India and Sri Lanka as well as organised crime and human trafficking and their inter-linkages to peace and conflict processes. His leisure activities include a great delight in radio plays and audio books, cycling beyond what is sensible and reading to people, especially ghost stories where he takes pleasure in trying to spook his family, friends and colleagues. He is a fan of all types of humour but by choice listens frequently to black, dry and British humour. He lives in and loves the city of Berlin and is constantly off to explore derelict, industrial buildings.

Recent publications

  • Organized Crime as an Obstacle to Successful Peacebuilding. Lessons Learned From the Balkans, Afghanistan and West Africa

    • Austin A
    • von Gienanth T
    • Hansen W
  • Transforming Ethnopolitical Conflict - The Berghof Handbook

    • Austin A
    • Fischer M
    • Ropers N

Professional experience

Executive Director

Austin Consult


Peace Studies (MA)

Bradford University

September 2007 - September 2008(a year)

Followers (2)