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Alexandria J. Maloney

Board Member at Black Professionals in International Affairs; President of The World is Watching BLM

YGLN Civil Society United States

Alexandria J. Maloney (USA) is currently an International Affairs Officer with the U.S. Department of Defense specializing in partnership engagement, strategic communications, and DE&I. Originally from the Washington D.C. area, she has a unique background with overseas and professional experience including the U.S. Department of State and White House Initiative for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Alexandria has extensive experience in engaging underrepresented communities in international affairs and civil society. As a board member of Black Professionals in International Affairs, Alexandria’s efforts resulted in unprecedented growth and outreach to thousands of minorities during the 2020 pandemic.

She is also the Founder and President of “The World is Watching BLM” an international coalition in support of the global Black Lives Matter movement providing resources to BLM organizers abroad, strategizing diaspora efforts with African leaders, and amplifying the international BLM movement. Their petition to the United Nations in support of the BLM movement was signed by over 2,000 members of the international community. In 2021, Alexandria also organized official commemoration programmingfor the UN International Decade for Persons of African Descent, in partnership with the UN Global Communications Department and UNESCO, and served as an Advisory Council member for the Congressional Black Caucus Institute’s (CBCI) Special Representative to the United Nations Economic and Social Council.

She has been a featured guest speaker at the United Nations, G20 (C20) Civil Society Summit, and guest lecturer at Cornell University’s Institute of Public Affairs on “Diversity and Personnel Management”. She was announced as a 2019 Forbes Under 30 Scholar and the JCU 2020 Distinguished Alumni of the Year. She believes strongly in the importance of mentorship and proudly serves as a mentor with Women of Color Advancing Peace and Security (WCAPS). Alexandria is also a strong proponent of the relationship between a nation’s domestic civil society engagement and foriegn policy.

She received her BA from John Cabot University in Rome, Italy; MA from Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD; and MPA from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY.  Read more about Alexandria Maloney here.