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.
Areas of expertise
- 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 3 August 2016
- Left Stranded? Extractives-Led Growth in a Carbon-Constrained World Research paper 17 June 2016
- Fuel, Food and Utilities Price Reforms in the GCC: A Wake-up Call for Business Research paper 8 June 2016
- Heat, Light and Power for Refugees: Saving Lives, Reducing Costs Chatham House Report 17 November 2015
- The Resource Curse Revisited Research paper 4 August 2015
- The Euphrates in Crisis: Channels of Cooperation for a Threatened River Research paper 14 April 2015
- Finding the 'Right' Price for Exhaustible Resources: The Case of Gas in the Gulf Research paper 17 October 2014
- Conflict and Coexistence in the Extractive Industries Chatham House Report 1 November 2013
- Saving Oil and Gas in the Gulf Chatham House Report 1 August 2013
- 资源未来 Chatham House Report 1 March 2013
- The World Bank Won't Back Oil and Gas - What Now? 18 December 2017
- 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