Alastair Masser

Director, Global People Movements

Director, Global People Movements

Alastair leads our Global People Movements programme, which examines the unprecedented numbers of worldwide refugees and migrants. Prior to joining us, he spent almost a decade in politics serving latterly as a Special Adviser in two posts under David Cameron. He is an alumnus of the US State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Programme (IVLP) and was awarded an MA (Distinction) in War Studies from King’s College London in 2007. He is undertaking a part-time PhD at the same institution, examining UK-Nigerian development and security cooperation during the coalition government. Alastair is an Associate of the King’s Centre for Strategic Communications (KCSC) and has taught at the Ministry of Defence’s Joint Services Command Staff College (JSCSC) at Shrivenham.