Robert’s conference programmes includes counter-insurgency and stabilisation operations, civil-military coordination, defence policy and capability, governance and democracy promotion and energy security.
Robert was previously Senior Research Associate at the US Center for Research and Education on Strategy and Technology (U.S.-CREST) and an Associate Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI). He was Senior Consultant at Ogden Environmental and Energy Services and a freelance consultant to the Institute for Defense Analyses, French-American Foundation, and Numark Associates.
He has authored numerous reports and publications in the areas of foreign policy, security, and energy, including on coalition military operations, defence transformation, civil-military coordination, transatlantic security relations, energy security, and nuclear energy.
Robert read History at the University of Michigan (BA Hons) and International Politics at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris (PhD).