Alex Roche

Global and Public Affairs Specialist in Madrid

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Alex is Spanish by origin and an internationalist Europhile by principle. He lives in 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's Gender, Equality and Inclusion Program.

Alex has also worked as a lawyer, strategy consultant and human rights campaigner.

He holds a master's degree in International Affairs from Columbia University and 'licenciaturas' in Law and Business Management 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 and politics. Other passions include 'fútbol' (meaning Real Madrid), films, TV shows and literature.

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

Outside of these personal sites, he has been published in Spanish outlets CTXT, Jot Down, eldiario.es, esglobal and Agenda Pública. In English, he has written for Amnesty International and The Huffington Post's global section.

Alex has appeared on different radio stations and TV networks as a political commentator, including Al Jazeera America, TV3 and 8tv.

He is also an amateur photographer and avid traveler. You can check out some of his photos from around the world on his Flickr.

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]