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Alexander Hamilton Peel

Founder & Director of the Global Enrichment Initiative

Work Experience

Aug 2013May 2015

Founder and Director

The Global Enrichment Initiative
  • Conceptualized and designed an Alumni Fund dedicated to the creation of student community service projects.
  • Continuously liaised with NYU Alumni Relations and Administration to attract 3 matching donors.
  • Gathered 92 gifts and a total of $3400 from 136 students and three matching donors through marketing schemes.
Jan 2015May 2015

Intern at the Office of Community Relations

New York University, Abu Dhabi
  • Liaises between the Office of Community Relations and NYU Abu Dhabi’s Research Institute.
  • Ensures attendees of conferences are engaged with each other and presentations.
  • Focuses on actively reaching out to groups and organizations in the region, invites them as speakers for conferences.
Feb 2014May 2015

Co-Founder, Board Member, Liaison to NYU Alumni Relations

The 2010 Fund
  • Founded a program for collaborative projects between NYU Abu Dhabi, philanthropists and the United Nations.
  • Received a grant from the NYU Abu Dhabi Institute to host UN Directors for the first competition in August 2015.
  • Networks with the UN Regional Directors, Gordon Brown, Sheikh Aziz Al Nuaimi, Jeffrey Sachs, and UNSDSN.
Jun 2014Aug 2014

Economic Research Summer Intern

New York University Department of Politics and Economics
  • Constructed datasets detailing aspects of political leader survival and regime type.
  • Updated Archigos Datasets and conducted rigorous analysis of Bilateral Investment Treaties.
  • Credited on working paper, ‘Leader Survival, Regime Type and Bilateral Investment Treaties’, with Eric Arias, James R. Hollyer and B. Peter Rosendorff.
Feb 2014May 2014

Representative for the Class of 2015

NYU Abu Dhabi Student government
  • Liaised with administration to discuss issues of importance on behalf of the Class of 2015.
  • Advocated for student rights and administrative communication in Student Government Executive Board Meetings and General Assemblies of the student body.
  • Fostered class spirit through formal events and informal gatherings.
Jun 2013Aug 2013

Researcher and Intern Coordinator

  • Contributed to R coding models used to interpret Twitter API Data.
  • Designed and initiated research projects on political affiliation in Turkey, Australia & USA.
  • Compiled briefing reports on literature relating to social media and political partisanship.


Aug 2011May 2015

Bachelor of Arts Majoring in Political Science

New York University Abu Dhabi

Majoring in Political Science, Minoring in Economics

Mar 2004Nov 2010

High School Certificate of Graduation

The Southport School

High School Certificate from The Southport School in Queensland, Australia, on an academic scholarship.



Established the Global Enrichment Initiative with the United Nations in 2013, which will meet for the first time in August.

Co-Founded The 2010 Fund, NYU Abu Dhabi's first Alumni Fund focused on Community Engagement and Service.

Microsoft Office

Expert with MS Word, Power Point, Excel. Proficiency with Publisher and Database Utility.

Statistical Modeling

Advanced in using Archigos Datasets, and regression modelling in STATA.


Member of the Australian Army Cadet Corps, 2006-2009. Corporal and Medic from 2007-2008.

Founded 'REACH' - a mental health support group for students at NYU Abu Dhabi.

Served as Student Government Class Representative.

Music & Theater

Professional piano for 17 years. Performance diploma obtained in 2010.

Professional violin for 14 years. Performance diploma obtained in 2010.

Amateur guitarist, percussionist, singer and songwriter.

Wrote and performed a theatre show directed at NYU Abu Dhabi freshmen.

Film and Television actor from 1997-2004, working in Film and Television.


State tennis and club tennis player from 2005-2010. 

Long distance runner and amateur biathlete.

Surfing and swimming enthusiast!