The Rt. Hon. Douglas Alexander



The Rt. Hon. Douglas Alexander served as a Member of Parliament from 2007 - 2015. He held various Ministerial positions including: Minister of State for Trade, Investment and Foreign Affairs, Minister of State for Europe, Secretary of State for Scotland, for Transport, and for International Development.

Mr Alexander was the UK Ministerial Delegation Leader at WTO Global Trade Negotiations (2008) a Member of the UK Ministerial Delegation to UN Climate Change Conference (2009) and the UK’s Governor to the World Bank. He also served as Shadow Foreign Secretary from 2011 to 2015. He is currently a Visiting Professor at New York University (Abu Dhabi) and King's College, London and became a RUSI Trustee in 2017.

External publications

BBC Radio 4 Connections

Douglas Alexander examines whether recent crises - from Covid to the Ukraine war - have helped bring people together or driven them apart.

Cop 26 in Glasgow is our last best hope

The nations about to gather in Scotland have to get it right. I’m told that climate change will change everything — there is now no leeway - By Douglas Alexander, The Times, 16 October 2021

How the US should reestablish trust with its allies

There are two immediate opportunities to work together again on issues that matter to both the United States and the world - By Douglas Alexander, Boston Globe, September 8, 2021

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