Alexander D. Mundt is a programme officer with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in the northern region of Afghanistan. Previous assignments for UNHCR have included work in Sierra Leone, Darfur, and South Sudan, where he focused on developing reintegration projects and protection initiatives for refugees and internally-displaced persons. Prior to joining UNHCR, he worked for the International Rescue Committee in Burundi and Macedonia and as a project officer for the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Center for Human Rights in Washington. Mr. Mundt received his BA in history from George Washington University and an MA in international relations from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. Awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in 1995, he conducted independent research at the Makerere Institute of Social Research in Uganda and has co-authored several articles on local governance and conflict management in Africa. Mr. Mundt will begin his fellowship in the summer of 2008.