Since joining Chatham House in 2004, Glada Lahn has worked on a range of international resource projects and established the Fossil Fuels Expert Roundtable series in 2008.
Her research areas have included petroleum sector governance, Asian foreign resource investment, access to energy in developing countries, sustainable transitions in oil and gas-exporting economies and transboundary water relations in the Middle East and Asia.
She has managed several major projects involving facilitated international workshops on natural resource issues.
Since 2009, she has worked on issues of domestic energy and water management and pricing and climate policy with partners in the Arab Gulf countries and is currently leading an international initiative called Valuing Vital Resources on the costs and price linkages between energy, water and food.
From 2002 to 2004, she was senior research fellow at the Gulf Centre for Strategic Studies and has since worked for a number of organizations as a freelance consultant.
She has a BA in Arabic and international relations, including a year spent at the University of Damascus between 1999 and 2000.
She also has an MA in Near and Middle Eastern studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London.
- Transition towards energy sustainability in the MENA region
- Government-industry relations in petroleum exporting countries
- Energy-water-food linkages and pricing
- Energy and water security and geopolitics
|2013-present||Senior Research Fellow, Energy, Environment & Resources, Chatham House|
|2007-08||MA Near and Middle Eastern Studies (SOAS)|
|2007-08||Research Fellow, Chatham House|
|2002-07||Freelance Consultant/Researcher (energy, Middle East, governance reform)|
|2002-04||Senior Researcher, Gulf Centre for Strategic Studies|
|1997-2001||BA Arabic with International Relations, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)|
- Refugees and Energy Resilience in Jordan Research paper
- Left Stranded? Extractives-Led Growth in a Carbon-Constrained World Research paper
- Fuel, Food and Utilities Price Reforms in the GCC: A Wake-up Call for Business Research paper
- Heat, Light and Power for Refugees: Saving Lives, Reducing Costs Chatham House Report
- The Resource Curse Revisited Research paper
- The Euphrates in Crisis: Channels of Cooperation for a Threatened River Research paper
- Finding the 'Right' Price for Exhaustible Resources: The Case of Gas in the Gulf Research paper
- Conflict and Coexistence in the Extractive Industries Chatham House Report
- Saving Oil and Gas in the Gulf Chatham House Report
- 资源未来 Chatham House Report
- Making Refugee Aid Add Up in Greece 12 July 2017
- Cheap Oil an Opportunity for Fossil Fuel Price Reform 20 February 2015
- As Extractive Battles Continue, the Industry Shifts 12 December 2013
Counting the costs of energy, water and food consumption in the Gulf Environment & Development Magazine
The True Cost of Energy & Water Subsidies in the Gulf (in Arabic) Al-Hayat newspaper, May 2014
- Targets to Promote Energy Savings in the Gulf Cooperation Council with Felix Preston, Energy Strategy Review, Vol 2, Issue 1 June 2013
- Escaping the Vicious Cycle of Poverty: Towards Universal Access to Energy with others, Centre for European Policy Studies, March 2012
- A Green Gulf? The Prospects of the Gulf's Clean Energy ProjectsThe Majalla, September 2010
- Shining Examples (Low Carbon Solutions to Energy Poverty), World Petroleum, First Magazine, Apr 2010
- Subsidies are Complex, World Petroleum, May 2008
- A Partnership for the Planet: Managing the Impacts of China's Energy Demand, House Magazine, December 2007
- Oil for Asia Chatham House Briefing Paper (with John Mitchell)
- Russia's Oil and Gas Exports to North-East Asia (with Dr. Keun-Wook Paik), Apr 2005