Dr Robin Niblett became the Director of Chatham House (The Royal Institute of International Affairs) in January 2007. From 2001 to 2006, Dr Niblett was the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Dr Niblett is an expert in UK foreign policy, European political and economic security and transatlantic relations. He is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Geopolitics. He was a Special Adviser to the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee (2015-17) as well as a member of the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Europe (2018-19) and the Global Future Council on International Security (2016).