Director, Frederick S. Pardee Center for Longer Range Global Policy and the Future Human Condition, RAND Corporation, California
EADS Distinguished Visitor - Class of Spring 2010
Robert J. Lempert is Director of the Frederick S. Pardee Center for Longer Range Global Policy and the Future Human Condition and a professor at Pardee RAND Graduate School. A member of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize–winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Lempert is a senior scientist and internationally renowned scholar in the field of decision-making. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a fellow of the American Physical Society, and a member of the National Academy of Science’s Climate Research Committee. Lempert’s research focuses on improving methods for long-term policy analysis and for using data and models to support decision-making where accurate forecasts are impossible. He is leading a major National Science Foundation-funded study that aims to improve methods for using scientific and other information to support decisions about climate change. Lempert has worked extensively in the areas of environment, energy, and national security strategies and has conducted research on science-and-technology investment strategies for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, US Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, and several multinational firms.
Lempert was a contributor to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 2007 along with Vice President Al Gore.