Dr. Laurence Allan, Ph.D.

Senior Manager, Latin America


London, U.K.


Dr. Laurence Allan leads the Latin American and Caribbean Country Risk team at IHS, assessing and forecasting political and violent risks in the region. He formerly worked in the U.K. diplomatic service and as a university lecturer on Latin America and Caribbean politics. Dr. Allan has specialized widely on political and violent risk across the region and prior to joining IHS in 2011, he worked on Latin America projects for Transparency International and Amnesty International, among others. Dr. Allan university degrees from the Institute of Latin American Studies, University of London, U.K., include a Master of Arts in Latin American Area Studies and a Ph.D. in Argentine Politics. He has worked on the region for almost 20 years, and he has lived in Chile and Argentina.