Robert’s conference programmes includes counter-insurgency and stabilisation operations, civil-military co-ordination, 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 co-ordination, 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).