Alvin Bradbury is a PhD student at the School of Public Policy, University of Maryland, College Park, specializing in international security and migration. Prior to joining the PhD program, Bradbury was a Policy Advisor in the Policy and Statistical Unit at the Ministry of Education and Youth in Kingston, Jamaica. In his role as Policy Advisor, he worked closely with the Chief Education Officer and Minister of Education on the Jamaica 2030 National Development Plan and social policy-related projects at the intersection of education access, poverty reduction, and sustainable development. Bradbury also served in several positions respectively with the Permanent Mission of Jamaica to the United Nations, UNICEF, Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (Accra, Ghana), Institute of International Education, World Education Services, and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
His research interests include human security, conflict-induced displacement in the Great Lakes Region of Africa with particular attention given to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and South Sudan, and multi-stakeholder approaches to global governance in humanitarian intervention. Bradbury holds a B.A. in Political Science and French and a Master of International Affairs both from The City College of New York, CUNY, and a Master of Education in International Educational Development from Teachers College, Columbia University. In addition to being a native speaker of English and Jamaican Patois, he is fluent in French and proficient in Spanish and Twi (Akan).