Alexander Evans is a counselor in the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office with particular expertise on South Asia. In July 2011 he was appointed the Henry A. Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy at the Library of Congress. Until then he worked as a senior advisor to Ambassador Marc Grossman, and previously to the late Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, the U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan. He focused on U.S.-Pakistan relations and developing a political process in Afghanistan. Alexander has served in Pakistan, India, Afghanistan (for the U.N.) and in the Policy Planning Staff. He worked on Prime Minister Tony Blair's 2007 policy review, Britain in the World. Before joining the diplomatic service Alexander worked with a number of think-tanks and in management consultancy and journalism. He has published widely, including in Foreign Affairs and The Economist, and been a frequent media commentator. A visiting senior research fellow at King's College London, Alexander is a past fellow of Yale and Oxford. He was appointed an officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2010.