: Munk Senior Fellow (Canadian political tradition)
Alastair Gillespie is a Canadian lawyer living in London, England. He is an associate in the London office of a large New York-based international law firm and his experience includes a broad array of corporate finance transactions. Alastair has also completed a secondment to a major investment banking institution.
Alastair has authored articles reporting on the founding speeches of five key Fathers of Confederation, published as a series by the National Post on occasion of the 150th anniversary of the constitutional ratifying debates held in the Legislature of Canada in 1865 prior to Confederation. The National Post also published Alastair's reflections on the life of Sir John A. Macdonald on the 200th anniversary of his birth.
Prior to his legal career, Alastair was Special Assistant to the Hon. A. Anne McLellan, Deputy Prime Minister of Canada and Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness.
Alastair holds a B.A. in History from Yale University where he was a research assistant to Dr. Paul M. Kennedy and a member of Yale's Studies in Grand Strategy program. Alastair holds a B.C.L./LL.B. from the McGill University Faculty of Law where he was an Editor of the McGill Law Journal.
Alastair is admitted to the Bar of the State of New York.