Alex Roche

Global and Public Affairs Specialist in Madrid

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Alex is Spanish by origin, a U.S. citizen by naturalization and a Europhile internationalist by principle. He lives in beautiful Madrid.

He is currently Associate Director at IE University's Center for the Governance of Change.

Previously, he was Senior Program Officer at Parliamentarians for Global Action.

Alex has also worked as a lawyer at Garrigues, strategy consultant at AccountAbility and human rights campaigner at Amnesty International USA.

He holds a master's degree in International Affairs from Columbia University and bachelor’s degrees in Law and Business Administration from ICADE.

He is a co-founder of the DosMillonesDeVotos campaign, which defended and promoted the democratic participation of Spanish citizens living abroad.

Alex reads and writes about what inspires and drives him – human rights, democracy, social justice, international relations, history, tech, public policies and politics. Other interests include fútbol (meaning Real Madrid), food, films, coffee, TV shows, partying and literature.

You can check out what Alex writes and shares on his blog, his online notebook and his Twitter@alejandro_roche.

He has been published in Ctxt, Jot Down,, Esglobal, Agenda Pública, Amnesty International and The Huffington Post's global section.

Alex has appeared as a political commentator on Al Jazeera America, TV3 and 8tv.

Alex is also an amateur photographer and avid traveler. On his Flickr you can check out some of his photos from around the world.

He is not so sure it was a good idea to write about himself in the third person. Anyway, you can say hi to him (me!) at [email protected].