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Alex Vines

Alex Vines has been Head of the Africa Programme at Chatham House since 2002, and in 2008 became Director for Area Studies and International Law. He first joined Chatham House as an Associate Fellow of the British Angola Forum in 1999 and has written extensively on Angola. From 2005 to 2007 he was a member and Chair of the UN Panel of Experts on Côte d’Ivoire. He served from 2001 to 2003 on the UN Panel of Experts on Liberia. The proliferation of small arms and light weapons remains one of his key areas of expertise. He has worked across southern Africa and was an officer for both UNOMOZ in Mozambique in 1994 and UNAVEM II in Angola in 1992. He has had a long association with Human Rights Watch and served as their Senior Researcher on Business and Human Rights. He serves on the editorial board of several leading journals and writes regularly for publications around the world. He was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2008 in recognition of the work he has done in founding and developing the Chatham House Africa Programme.

All Video Presentations from Alex Vines

The politics of low oil prices in sub-saharan Africa
Finding African Oil
Monday, January 25, 2016

Leading edge exploration in Africa
Wednesday, March 26, 2014

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Tower Resources – Building a high impact exploration portfolio in Africa
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Investing in North Sea projects and technology
Innovations, please!
London, 11 Jun 2020