Dr Lindsay Newman

Senior Research Fellow, US and the Americas Programme


Dr Lindsay Newman is senior research fellow in the US and Americas Programme. She was previously head of political risk (2019) and principal research analyst (2014-2018) at IHS Markit where she worked as part of the country risk and forecasting team, focusing on its global risk practice as well as North American analysis.

Prior to IHS Markit, Lindsay worked as a lawyer in the capital markets practice group of White & Case, an international law firm.

She writes and speaks on a range of US domestic and foreign policy topics including US-China trade negotiations, transatlantic relations, US agenda in the Middle East, terrorism and political violence, elections, legislative politics and immigration.

She received her BA from Yale University (Political Science and International Studies, magna cum laude), Juris Doctor from New York University School of Law and PhD from the Politics Department at New York University.

Past experience

2019Associate director, head of political risk, IHS Markit
2014-18Principal research analyst, IHS Markit
2010-11Assistant instructor, NYU Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Scholars
2004-07Lawyer, White & Case LLP