Alexandra Lieben is the Deputy Director of the Burkle Center for International Relations. She holds a Master’s Degree in Public Policy with a specialization in international conflict resolution from the University of California, Los Angeles and is a certified mediator. Lieben teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in international conflict resolution and international development as well as alternative dispute resolution at UCLA. From 2006 - 2009 Lieben served as Executive Director of the Concord Project at the UCLA School of Public Affairs where she co-designed a graduate concentration and an undergraduate minor to expand conflict resolution and coexistence education in public policy schools. During her tenure she created "Concord LA", a policy-based collaborative project between UCLA and community-based organizations to reduce gang violence in South Los Angeles. In the past she worked with the UCLA Center for Labor Research and Education on developing economic and community development initiatives in the larger Los Angeles area.
Lieben's background lies in the film and music industry in the United States and in Europe. She has had a successful career in international film, music, and event production; worked in bi- and often trilingual multicultural international settings, planning and executing small to large-scale projects, including budgeting, contract negotiations, fundraising, marketing and public relations.