Alexander Papachristou is Executive Director of the Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice
, an international public interest law program of the New York City Bar Association, providing pro bono legal support to human rights, environmental, and investigative journalism organizations worldwide. He also serves on the Expert Group of the European Commission against SLAPP
and the board of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
. Previously, Mr. Papachristou engaged in cross-border corporate finance in advisory and proprietary roles. He lived in Russia from 1989 to 1993, where he opened and ran the Moscow office of the international law firm White & Case and wrote a column for the Moscow Times. Mr. Papachristou is the former president of the Near East Foundation
, which empowers vulnerable communities in the Middle East and Africa to overcome conflict, migration, and climate change and served on the advisory councils of Bard College’s Center for Civic Engagement
and Princeton University's Program in Near Eastern Studies. He edited Blind Goddess: A Race and Justice Reader
, which the New Press published in 2011. He received JD and LLM degrees from Harvard Law School and an AB degree from Princeton University and attended the Center for Arabic Study Abroad in Cairo, Egypt.