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P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans

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Allison Binns, 2003

Executive Director For Global Sustainability Research, Morgan Stanley

Allison Binns is the child of immigrants from Jamaica

Fellowship awarded to support work towards a PhD in Sociology at Harvard University

ALLISON BINNS is an executive director for global sustainability research at Morgan Stanley. Previously, she was a global threat analyst for Chevron Corp in San Francisco.

Allison was born in New Jersey to naturalized parents from Jamaica.

Allison graduated from Princeton University with a degree in sociology and a minor in Latin American studies in 2003. She completed her Ph.D. in Sociology at Harvard University in 2008 conducting research for two arms control think tanks: the Institute for Defense and Disarmament Studies and the Managing The Atom Project, both of which are run through the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Allison developed an early interest in sociology, particularly in network analysis. She has traveled extensively in Latin America, studied mediation and conflict resolution in Mexico, taught reading and writing in the Dominican Republic, and conducted research in Peru, Bolivia, and Ecuador. She intends a career combining her interests in academia and public policy.

Allison joined the Executive Development Program at the Major League Baseball in New York. Then In 2011 she joined Chevron Corp as a global threat analyst


  • PhD Sociology | Harvard University 2008
  • MA Sociology | Harvard University 2007
  • BA Sociology | Princeton University 2003
Work History
  • Robert Bosch Stiftung, Fellow | June 2018
  • Morgan Stanley, Executive Director For Global Sustainability Research | April 2019 - PRESENT
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