Robin Niblett became the Director of Chatham House (the Royal Institute of International Affairs) in January 2007. Before joining Chatham House, from 2001 to 2006, Dr Niblett was the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS). During his last two years at CSIS, he also served as Director of the CSIS Europe Program and its Initiative for a Renewed Transatlantic Partnership.
Dr Niblett's principal substantive interests are European integration, transatlantic relations and UK and US foreign policy. He is the author of Playing to its Strengths: Rethinking the UK's Role in a Changing World (Chatham House, 2010) and editor and contributing author to America and a Changed World: A Question of Leadership (Chatham House/Wiley-Blackwell, 2010). He is also the author or contributor to a number of CSIS reports on transatlantic relations and is contributing author and co-editor with William Wallace of Rethinking European Order (Palgrave, 2001).
Dr Niblett is a frequent panellist at conferences and events around the world and has testified on a number of occasions to the House of Commons Defence Select Committee and Foreign Affairs Committee, as well as US Senate and House of Representatives Committees on European Affairs.
Dr Niblett is a Non-Executive Director of Fidelity European Values Investment Trust. He is a Council member of the Overseas Development Institute and Vice-Chair of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Europe.
He received his BA, MPhil and DPhil from New College, Oxford.