Before joining MAP, Robert worked at Security Council Report, where he wrote extensively about the United Nations Security Council. He was previously International Crisis Group’s senior UN analyst, heading up research and developing policies on peacekeeping operations in Mali, Democratic Republic of Congo and the Central African Republic, and other countries on the UN Security Council agenda, including Libya, Yemen and Syria. He earlier led UN advocacy at Crisis Action, worked as a political risk specialist with UNICEF and was a director at the European Centre for Minority Issues in Germany.
Robert worked with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe from 2000-2011 – in its field operations in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kosovo, at its Secretariat and as senior adviser to the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities, where he was the high commissioner’s chief advisor on conflict prevention efforts in Central Europe and the Balkans.
Robert holds a BA from The American University and the University of Copenhagen and a MIA from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.