Experts & Staff

Alex Veit

ECFR Alumni · Policy Fellow

Areas of expertise

Southern and East Africa, especially DRC, South Africa, and Tanzania; conflict resolution, peacebuilding and humanitarian intervention; political economy of development


German, English, French


Alex Veit was policy fellow in the Africa programme at the European Council for Foreign Relations.

Prior to joining ECFR, he led research projects on social policy and welfare systems in Africa; international responses to conflict-related sexual violence; and on the dynamics between multilateral humanitarian and military intervention, non-state armed groups, and government structures in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. His research interests also include development cooperation, sovereign debt, social movements, and the dynamics of war and conflict.

Previously, Veit was a senior lecturer at the University of Bremen and interim professor at the University of Marburg. He was also a visiting fellow at the European University Institute in Florence and conducted research at the University of Magdeburg and the University of Bielefeld. His academic writings have been published in leading journals in the field of international relations, and he is co-editor of a forthcoming volume on the heritage of the UN New International Economic Order, to be published in autumn 2023.

Veit holds a PhD in political science and a MA in African studies from Humboldt University at Berlin.

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