Alex Hopkins

Research Associate

Transforming Conflict & Governance

Alex Hopkins is a Research Assistant with the Global Governance program at the Stimson Center. His primary research areas for the program include UN peacekeeping and Congressional engagement on transnational security challenges.

As part of Stimson’s “Powering Peace” project, he is focused on mapping the UN’s use of energy in the field to better understand the potential effects of a shift to renewable energy.

Prior to joining Stimson, Alex was a Legislative Analyst at Williams & Jensen, PLLC focusing on energy and international affairs. He also previously interned with Stimson’s Protecting Civilians in Conflict program. He holds an M.A. in International Affairs with a concentration in conflict resolution from The George Washington University, and a B.A. in International Relations from The College of Wooster.

Projects

Exploring how UN field missions can use renewable energy to improve effectiveness, save money, enhance security, and increase access to energy while mitigating climate change

Research & Writing
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Report
Shifting Power: Transitioning to Renewable Energy in United Nations Field Missions

Executive Summary In his closing remarks at the 2019 United Nations (UN) Climate Action Summit, UN Secretary-General (SG) António Guterres committed the UN Secretariat to slashing its carbon emissions and dramatically increasing its use of renewable en…

Report
Renewable Energy & UN Peacekeeping: Untapped Potential in the DRC

The report examines ongoing efforts by international actors in the DRC to boost the share of renewable sources of energy; articulates the benefits of increasing diesel-to-renewable energy transitions for both the operations and the host country; details viable opportunities and potential challenges for implementing such transitions; and recommends next steps.