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Dr. Robert D. Lamb

ROBERT D. LAMB is a strategist, policy adviser, public speaker, and collaborator with a 20-year record of studying the hidden knowledge that affects strategic-level success in organizations and societies, from social dynamics in war zones, to intangible factors in business relationships. He founded and currently leads the Foundation for Inclusion as CEO, a nonprofit organization building collective strategies to solve complex global challenges. Formerly a visiting research professor at the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College (USAWC) and conflict director at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, he is also a non-resident scholar at the Center for International and Security Studies at the University of Maryland and an adviser to Cornerstone Capital Group. In his policy and consulting work, Dr. Lamb has focused on strategic positioning, analysis of intangibles, and policy effectiveness in complex environments, amassing more than 50 publications and 100 speaking engagements in more than 20 countries on these topics. He has evaluated development projects in Nicaragua, covered business and finance as a technology journalist, and won a 2001 National Press Club award for his pioneering work on the consumer experience of Internet commerce before changing careers after September 11, 2001. He holds a Ph.D. in policy studies from the University of Maryland School of Public Policy in an interdisciplinary program combining economics, security, strategy, and ethics, and a B.A. from Gettysburg College.

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SSI books and monographs by Dr. Robert D. Lamb

  • The Dual-System Problem in Complex Conflicts

    September 20, 2018

    Authored by Dr. Robert D. Lamb, Ms. Melissa R. Gregg.
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    Conflict and fragile environments are increasingly complex and unpredictable, but the U.S. policy system itself is much more complex and unpredictable than most leaders appreciate. In this monograph, the authors argue that until we get a grasp on this “dual-system problem,” the United States will fall further and further behind in its strategic ambitions.

SSI articles, editorial, and briefs by Dr. Robert D. Lamb