ALEX T. JOHNSON – Mr. Johnson serves as Policy Advisor for Mediterranean affairs, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) institutional issues, and environmental human rights. He first joined the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe as a Policy Advisor in November 2007. Mr. Johnson served as Representative of the Helsinki Commission at the United States Mission to the OSCE (USOSCE) in Vienna, Austria from 2010 to 2012.
Prior to appointment to the Commission, he served as Policy Advisor to U.S. Representative Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL-20). In this capacity, Mr. Johnson’s legislative portfolio included environmental justice, energy, climate change, financial services, housing, defense, budget, tax policy, and transportation. Mr. Johnson was a Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Fellow in 2006 and has also served as a consultant for a variety of local government initiatives in Portland and Corvallis, Oregon.
Mr. Johnson holds a B.S. in Natural Resources: Cultural Dimensions in Recreation and a Master of Public Policy, both from Oregon State University. His research experience includes publications on higher education diversity policies, environmental NGO development in Bulgaria, and U.S. environmental justice policies.