Alexander Neill focuses on democratic institutions and conflict issues in Africa, specifically those in Nigeria and West Africa. He has co-written an op-ed entitled “Supporting Security and Economic Development in the Sahel” while studying security issues, elections, democracy, political development, and Ghana. Alex is also contributing to the Mapping Militant Organizations initiative at Stanford University by writing the profile on the Nigerian group, Boko Haram. Prior to Stanford, he led a team of students in a project that developed an operational policy for U.S. Special Operations Command and was a University of Florida Delegate to the 2009 Air Force Academy Assembly on rebuilding Afghanistan. This summer, he is taking a Fulbright-Hayes Group Project Abroad Fellowship to study Yoruba in Nigeria. Afterward, Alex is planning to work in West Africa or Washington D.C. on institution building or conflict/post-conflict issues.