A.L. Parlow is an independent advisor and consultant to CEOs and top management in the petroleum, gas and mining industries, international agencies and non-governmental organizations on matters of corporate responsibility, crisis management and prevention. She conducts field–work, assessments, develops crisis management strategies and produces strategic reports in order to identify and implement ‘Best Practices’ strategies that bridge theory and practice worldwide.
Parlow’s Arctic work includes efforts to identify issues that concern a variety of industry, environmental, indigenous, science and government stakeholders as they attempt to navigate the often contentious terrain in the rugged yet fragile high Arctic. Previously, Parlow served as spokesperson for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees in the U.S., and as co–director for a Harvard Kennedy School–based project, Waging Peace.
Parlow’s 2004 dissertation for her advanced degree in law from Oxford University was on the topic of Corporate Social Responsibility in the petroleum industry and Central Asian locations. Her current project is with the Harvard-MIT Program on Negotiation that is focusing on Arctic issues in anticipation of the forthcoming 2014 Arctic Circle meetings on Arctic issues in Reykjavik.