Alexander Burian is an SSR Advisor and provides support to ISSAT advisory field support missions. Prior to joining ISSAT, he has worked as a consultant in the field of monitoring and evaluation of external aid programmes for the European Commission. He has also worked as a Governance Advisor at the European Union Delegation to the Kingdom of Lesotho. In this function he was responsible for political reporting, donor coordination and worked as a programme manager for EU funded projects in areas of justice sector reform, anti-corruption, public finance management and economic planning. Additionally, Alexander has worked as an Advisor to the Slovenian Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York during Slovenia’s EU Presidency term. In this position he covered the agenda of the Peacebuilding Commission and advised the Permanent Representative on issues related to security sector reform, nuclear non-proliferation, and peacebuilding. Lastly, he also has experience working as an intern at both the Slovak Permanent Representation to the UN in New York, during Slovakia’s respective tenure on the UN Security Council, and as intern working at NATO headquarters in Brussels.
Alexander holds a MLitt in International Security Studies from the University of St Andrews. He also holds a B.Sc in Political Science from the University of Western Ontario.