Robert McLaren is an experienced program manager, community builder and international workshop organizer. He currently is the MIDS LL.M. Academic Administrator temporarily replacing the MIDS LL.M. Executive Director, Ms. Mariona Cusi.
Before the MIDS, he ran a program which engages the next generation of experts and leaders in the work of an international standards organization (IEC). This included coordinating all aspects of an annual three days workshop, which gathered up to 80 participants from around 40 different countries. In this role, he gained interest and experience in building communities of people around common interests and objectives as well as supporting IEC member countries to develop and reinforce their national activities.
He holds a Master in International Relations from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and a Project Management Certificate from the International Project Management Association.