Ali Fisher is an advisor, strategist and author on methods of achieving influence across a range of disciplines including Public Diplomacy and Strategic Communication, Counter Terrorism, Child Protection, Human Security, and Public Health. Across these diverse disciplines Ali’s work enables organisations to identify and build networks of influence.
Ali specializes in delivering insight into complex information ecosystems through network analysis and big data. In his work Ali has: collaborated with organisations seeking to track and counter the behavior of extremists online; helped international foundations to identify, reach and support influential activists working in closed societies; and analysed the use of social media and role of journalists during large scale social movements.
Ali previously directed Mappa Mundi Consulting and the cultural relations think-tank, Counterpoint. He worked as Associate Director of Digital Media Research at Intermedia, where he continues to be an associate, and has been lecturer in International Relations at Exeter University. Ali received his Ph.D. at the University of Birmingham.
Mapping the Great Beyond; Identifying Meaningful Networks in Public Diplomacy. CPD Perspectives, Paper 2. April, 2010.
- Diplomats—Get Into Data | CPD Blog | Jul 18, 2013
- Smarter networks and collaborative approaches underpin the response to 21st century challenges | CPD Blog | Jul 20, 2012
- Mapping the Playbook: To facilitate a more collaborative public diplomacy | CPD Blog | Jan 13, 2011
- Entering the Network Phase in Public Diplomacy | CPD Blog | Mar 26, 2010
- The Iranian Election: Following A Conversation | CPD Blog | Oct 5, 2009
- The Spectrum of Spectrums: A Review of the International Relations Positioning Spectrum | CPD Blog | Sep 26, 2008