BA, BEAD, MA, MSc, DBA, LLM, MScPI, MPPA(Cand.)
After working his way through graduate school as a journalist, Allan worked for a time in municipal government and for TVOntario. He then founded a communications company which has helped the highest need clients on 5 continents face some of the most contentious issues of our times. He is studying for his 7th post-graduate degree. For 30 years he has taught regularly at the post-graduate level. He has been a sessional, contract, and intensive one-day instructor at: Seneca College, Centennial College, the Banff School of Fine Arts, the Canadian Police College, the Federal Study Centre, the Canadian Foreign Service Institute, York University, Osgoode Hall Law School, Leicester University, the University of Regina, and Wilfrid Laurier University. He has been a guest lecturer at the George Washington University, the University of Western Ontario, the University of Ottawa, the University of Toronto, New York University, the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Leicester University (UK), Royal Holloway, London, the Kama Institute of Humanitarian and Engineering Technologies in Izhevsk, Russia, and many others.
Allan has helped approximately 30,000 senior executives, over thirty years, to deal with some of the most controversial and public issues of our time. He has worked with the military, including Peacekeepers, the Provost Marshall, the Judge Advocate General (JAG), and the Military Complaints Commissioner. He has helped international diplomats, domestic, central, and offshore banks, 11 oil, gas, and chemical companies, and other blue-chip clients on five continents. His political work includes helping 12 heads of government, 100 cabinet ministers, G7, G8, and UN delegations, the WTO, NATO, IAEA, and many others. He has worked in Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo, Bangkok, Beijing, Singapore, Canberra, Budapest, Geneva, Bled, Vienna, Kuwait City, Nairobi, most American States, Mexico, and all Canadian Provinces.
Allan was the first North American and still only Canadian to be awarded a post-graduate degree in risk, crisis, and disaster management. He taught on most Canadian military bases, the Canadian Police College, and worked with security and intelligence officials. At the international level, Allan has worked with several UN and international entities with security responsibilities.
Two of Allan’s long-standing clients are Nobel Peace Prize recipients.
For recreation, Allan has studied eastern philosophy and the Martial Arts for
Allan is the author of more than 200 articles and 11 books. One title, An Ounce of Prevention is used a crisis management text. Safer Cities of the Future and his newest, Cyber City Safe deal with security at the urban level.
He is a regular keynote speaker at conferences on 5 continents. Allan has also spoken in Dubai, Beijing, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Singapore, Canberra, Nairobi and Seoul. He is often asked to comment on public policy on network television in North America and Europe, including CBS, CTV, NBC, ABC, CNBC, Europe, PBS, NPR, CBC and Global.
Allan’s recent speaking engagements include:
- International Association of Business Communicators ( Los Angeles, New York, Toronto)
- The Public Relations Society of America
- The National Conference on Disaster Management
- Canadian Public Relations Society
- The Insight Conference on Crisis Communication and Risk Management
- The Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police
- The Tokyo and Princeton Chambers of Commerce
- The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency
- The National Business Show
- The Emirates International Disaster and Environment Conference 1998 (EIDEC ’98) in Dubai