Alexandros Lordos

Senior HHI Fellow

Visiting Scientist, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Dr. Alexandros Lordos holds a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Cyprus.

Alexandros Lordos is Research Director of the Centre for Sustainable Peace and Democratic Development (SeeD). In this capacity, he has led the development of the Social Cohesion and Reconciliation (SCORE) Index, a survey-based instrument to assess the state of peace in conflict-affected societies, and coordinated its implementation in Cyprus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Nepal, Ukraine and Liberia. He graduated from the University of Cambridge with a degree in Modern and Medieval Languages, and later completed a second Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Crete, as well as a Master’s degree in Counseling from the University of Durham. He completed his doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Cyprus, where his thesis was titled: “The role of executive dysfunction and callous unemotional traits in the manifestation of antisocial behavior”. The primary purpose of Dr. Lordos’ fellowship is to work together with faculty and staff on a project proposal to investigate various manifestations of political violence – including violent extremism, armed insurgency and civil war. This project will adopt a multi-disciplinary perspective, involve the simultaneous study of a large number of conflict contexts, and suggest entry points for customized interventions.