Nicholas Whyte

Expert Network Expert of the Month – April 2017 Contributor

Nicholas Whyte has more than two decades of experience in international affairs, advocacy and research, and is Senior Director, Global Solutions in APCO Worldwide’s Brussels office. He counsels APCO’s clients on ally development and coalition building, advocacy, public affairs and strategic communication. Previously Nicholas was director of the Brussels office of Independent Diplomat, where he served as a key advisor to governments and organizations on foreign policy and strategic alliances, including advice to Kosovo and South Sudan on their paths to independence, Croatia on its EU membership, and the opposition in Georgia on their international outreach strategy.

Prior to his work at International Diplomat, Nicholas directed the International Crisis Group’s Europe program, where he led projects in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cyprus, Georgia, and Moldova, while enhancing the group’s activities in the Balkans; and previous he worked at the Centre for European Policy Studies in Brussels. Nicholas is originally from Northern Ireland, and participated in the peace process in the mid-1990s as the central election campaigns manager for the cross-community Alliance Party. He is a leading expert on Northern Ireland elections and electoral systems. He is a graduate of Cambridge University, and earned his PhD from Queen’s University Belfast. He is fluent in French, German and Dutch.

Articles Authored

Coercion, cash and culture: how to resolve conflicts (1 April 2017) - Those who have straddled both sides of the analyst/practitioner divide will be all too aware of the problems of applying theory to practice when it comes to conflict.