Case Studies and Publications Editor
Alistair Somerville is the Case Studies and Publications Editor at the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy. He commissions and edits case studies and negotiation simulations for ISD’s online library of international affairs case studies. He also works with the Director of Programs and Research to facilitate working groups and produce reports on emerging diplomatic issues as part of ISD's New Global Commons series.
Alistair edits and writes for ISD's blog, The Diplomatic Pouch, and produces its podcast, Diplomatic Immunity. His writing for ISD has appeared in the Institute's case studies library, the Washington Post, Public Diplomacy Magazine, the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, and Passport: The Review of the Society of Historians for American Foreign Relations. He has also written for the Washington Monthly, the Journal of International Affairs at Columbia University, and the Oxford Political Review, among other outlets. At ISD, Alistair was previously the Bunker Graduate Fellow in Diplomacy and a Research Assistant.
Alistair has experience working in diplomacy, education, and media. During his graduate studies at Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service, he founded and produced The Europe Desk podcast in the BMW Center for German and European Studies and was editor of The Transatlanticist. Alistair previously worked in education as an elementary school teacher in London, UK. Alongside his M.A. in German and European Studies from Georgetown, he is a graduate of Oxford University and University College London. He is a member of the Public Diplomacy Council and a participant in the Council on Foreign Relations Young Professionals program.