Betania Allo is a lawyer from Buenos Aires, Argentina. She holds a Master in International Relations at Harvard University (2020), from where she also holds a Graduate Certificate in International Security. She is a Professional Specialist in Terrorism and Cyberterrorism from the Technological University of Argentina (UTN) and holds several postgraduate diplomas in Foreign Relations and Diplomacy. She is a blockchain enthusiast, an advocate of gender mainstreaming in public policy, and an expert in the facilitation and generation of bridges with strategic actors and cross-sector collaboration.
Betania is currently completing an LL.M. (Master of Laws) at Syracuse University College of Law, with a focus on National Security, Counterterrorism, and Cybersecurity Law, and working as a Research Assistant at the Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism (INSCT). She is passionate about international politics and how world religions influence the international arena. Consequently, she is a faculty member for the ‘Religion, Conflict, and Peace in Contemporary Global Affairs’ HarvardX course as part of the Religion Literacy Project at Harvard Divinity School. Betania is also a researcher and faculty aide in Islamic Law and Finance at Harvard University.
Following her interest in technology, she founded a growing online community, ‘Geek Lawtinas,’ to connect female legal professionals with a Latinx background who are interested in Law & Tech. The platform provides support to empower and inspire them by bridging the gap between tech and the law and promoting innovation in the legal industry. Betania is also a co-founder in OpenContracts and OpenIuris, two Legal Tech startups that provide blockchain-based and other technological solutions in legal services.