Robertson earned his bachelor’s  (Political Science & German) and master’s (Library & Information Sciences) degrees from the University of Alabama. Over the years he has studied at the Universiteit van Amsterdam and the Freie Universität – Berlin.  While completing his previous degrees, Robertson held several library and research related positions as well as a political/economics internship at the United States embassy in Chișinău, Moldova.  In addition to his activities at IES, he currently maintains and contributes to several blogs related to European current affairs and politics.  His areas of interest include EU consumer protection and environmental policy.