Martin Russell is the founder of Global Diaspora Insights which provides advisory, research, policy, and training services on diaspora engagement for a range of clients across the public sector, private sector, and third sector. He currently serves as an advisor at The Networking Institute and sits on the Advisory Board of Ireland Reaching Out. He has worked on diaspora engagement in 30 countries. He has a varied publication record across the academic, operational, and policy landscapes including several diaspora policies and strategies. In 2022, he also participated on the core planning team to deliver the first-ever Global Diaspora Summit co-hosted by the Government of Ireland and IOM (UN Agency for Migration). Martin completed his PhD, Diaspora Strategies and Conflict Transformation, at the UCD Clinton Institute where his research focused on the role of the Irish diaspora in the Northern Ireland Peace Process.