Reader, London School of Economics, Department of International Relations; Head, Global Powers and Africa Programme, South African Institute for International Affairs (SAIIA)
Expertise/Research Interests: south-south relations; Southern Africa; foreign policy analysis; post-conflict peace building; South Africa
Languages: English, Portuguese (intermediate), French (intermediate), Mandarin (elementary)
Bio: Dr. Christopher Alden holds a Readership in International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He taught International Relations at the University of the Witwatersrand from 1990 to 2000 and established the East Asia Project in 1992. He has held fellowships at Cambridge University, Tokyo University, École normale supérieure, and University of Pretoria. He specializes in south-south relations and Chinese relations with southern Africa.