Alan Mendoza

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Alan Mendoza

Dr Alan Lawrence Mendoza (born 2 August 1978) is a co-founder and executive director of the Henry Jackson Society. He is also a former Conservative Party councillor in the London Borough of Brent.[1] In January 2015 he announced he would run as a Conservative Party candidate for Brent at the UK general election 2015. [2]


Mendoza obtained a B.A. (Hons.) and M.Phil in history at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, and completed a Ph.D. at the same institution focusing on Anglo-American relations during the Bosnian War, 1992-1995.[3]

In his 2001 book on Bosnia, Unfinest Hour Brendan Simms credited Mendoza with sharing his expertise on American politics and transcripts of interviews with key figures in London and Washington.[4]


Mendoza ran a contract publishing company for 10 years which specialised in producing publications for international organisations.[5]

Mendoza became co-president in 2000 of the Disraelian Union, which he describes as 'a political networking salon'.[6]

In February 2006, he was appointed executive director of the Henry Jackson Society.[6]

In April 2009, he became director of Worldview Strategy Ltd.[6]


On Muslims and immigration

In June 2011, Alan Mendoza addressed AIPAC (the American Israel Public Affairs Committee), the main pro-Israel lobbying group in the US, at a conference in Washington. He used the occasion to raise fears about Muslim demographic growth in Europe. ‘The European Muslim population has doubled in the past 30 years and is predicted to double again by 2040’, he said in a speech reported in the Washington Jewish Weekly, arguing that ‘For all the benefits that immigration has brought, it has been difficult for European countries to absorb immigrants into their society given their failure to integrate newcomers'.[7]

Register of interests

Mendoza's entry in the Brent Council register of interests notes that he is an executive director of the Henry Jackson Society and a director of Worldview Strategy Ltd. It also notes that he is 'a member or in a position of general control or management of the following bodies one of whose principal purposes include the influence of public opinion or policy':

Social media


External resources


  1. Alan Mendoza, CentreRight, ConservativeHome, accessed 13 April 2009.
  2. Alan Mendoza, Twitter account, accessed 14 January 2015
  3. Alan Mendoza, CentreRight, ConservativeHome, accessed 13 April 2009.
  4. Brendan Simms, Unfinest Hour: Britain and the Destruction of Bosnia, Penguin, 2002.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Dr Alan Mendoza, Electric infrastructure Security Council, accessed 9 April 2013.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Alan Mendoza, LinkedIn, accessed 9 April 2013.
  7. Suzanne Pollak,‘At AIPAC conference, talk of Europe’s anti-Israel stance’, Washington Jewish Week, 7 March 2013.
  8. Brent Council, Register of interests history, Councillor Alan Mendoza 03/05/2009 - 26/10/2009 [Accessed 15 October 2010]
  9. Alan Laurence Mendoza,, accessed 20 March 2013.
  10. Marcus Dysch, The best weapon against hate? Reasoned debate, Jewish Chronicle, 4 September 2014, accessed 17 September 2014