BA, BEd, 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 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 University of Oxford, 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, Russia, 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, 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 20 years and is making modest progress.
Allan is the author of more than 200 articles and 11 books. Several are used as texts at leading universities in the UK and Canada. Safer Cities of the Future and his newest, Cyber City Safe deal with security and sustainability 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, Europe, and Asia including CBS, CTV, NBC, ABC, CNBC Europe, PBS, NPR, CBC, Global, Agence France Presse, France 24, Radio New Zealand and many others.
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 in Dubai
In his 14-year career in journalism, Dr. Bonner worked at the local and network levels in both Canada and the United States. He was based in Fredericton, Saint John, Regina, Vancouver and at the network in Toronto. He was the Canadian correspondent for the RKO Radio networks in the US. He has done fieldwork from the Johnson Space Centre in Houston Texas, Cape Canaveral in Florida, the Museum of Broadcasting and CBS News Headquarters in New York, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, and the cease-fire line in Cyprus.
Dr. Bonner conducted research for the Kent Royal Commission, which studied the concentration of ownership in newspapers. He has been a contributor to both popular and academic publications including: The National Post, The Globe and Mail, The Calgary Herald, The Ottawa Citizen, Marketing Magazine, Law Times, Winning Campaigns, Bout de Papier, Canadian Corporate Counsel, The Hill Times, Troy Media, Tribune News Service, and Internal Focus.