Prior to joining the Environmental Defense Fund, Alex Hanafi was a negotiation adviser and instructor for an international negotiation consulting firm based in Boston, Massachusetts. During private practice in law firms in San Francisco and Washington, D.C., he counseled clients in negotiating complex environmental disputes. Alex has provided strategic advice and assistance to public interest lawyers and policy advocates from more than 60 countries in their efforts to reform environmental and human rights laws and strengthen public participation in governmental decision making. His international experience includes over 10 years living and working in Europe, Africa, and Asia. He is a Senior Fellow of the Environmental Leadership Program and a Luce Scholar. Alex is an honors graduate of Harvard Law School, where he was elected Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Environmental Law Review. He received his B.S. in Biology and Art History magna cum laude from Duke University, where he was an Angier B. Duke Scholar.