Duncan Lawrence is the Executive Director of the Immigration Policy Lab (IPL) at Stanford University. He oversees IPL’s global research and innovation agenda, as well as designs and guides the experiential training that IPL provides for postdocs, graduate students, and undergraduates at Stanford.
He received his PhD and MA from University of Colorado Boulder and his BA from Hamilton College. He is a two-time Fulbright recipient, having taught and conducted research in Argentina and Chile. Prior to joining IPL, Duncan co-founded a Colorado-based data analysis and research consulting firm that provided services to major foundations and nonprofits.
He has led research teams in the United States and throughout Latin America. His research on immigration and refugee policy has appeared in top journals such as Science and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.