Robert Lempert

Robert J. Lempert

Principal Researcher at RAND Corporation

Location:
1776 Main Street, Santa Monica, California, United States
HQ Phone:
(310) 393-0411

General Information

Experience

Co-Principal Investigator  - SCRiM

Professor of Policy Analysis  - Pardee RAND Graduate School

Education

B.A.S.  - physics and political science , Stanford University

Bachelor of Arts  - physics and political science , Stanford University

Ph.D.  - applied physics , Harvard University

S.M.  - applied physics and science policy , Harvard University

Affiliations

Fellow  - American Physical Society

Member  - Council on Foreign Relations

Member of the Climate Research Committee  - National Academy of Sciences

Member  - U.S. National Academy of Sciences Panel

Member of the Climate Research Committee  - National Academy's

Member of Numerous Study Panels  - U.S. National Academies

Member of the Climate Research Committee  - NRC-IIT

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Robert J. Lempert
Director, Frederick S. Pardee Center for Longer Range Global Policy and the Future Human Condition Robert Lempert is a principal researcher at the RAND Corporation and director of the Frederick S. Pardee Center for Longer Range Global Policy and the Future Human Condition. His research focuses on decisionmaking under conditions of deep uncertainty, with an emphasis on climate change, energy,...

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Robert Lempert
Robert Lempert Co-Principal Investigator and RAND Site Lead Director of Frederick S. Pardee Center for Longer Range Global Policy and the Future Human Condition, RAND Corporation Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School, Rand Corporation lempert@rand.org

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Robert J. Lempert
Robert Lempert is a principal researcher at the RAND Corporation and director of the Frederick S. Pardee Center for Longer Range Global Policy and the Future Human Condition. His research focuses on decisionmaking under conditions of deep uncertainty, with an emphasis on climate change, energy, and the environment. Lempert and his research team assist a number of natural resource agencies in their efforts to include climate change in their long-range plans. He has also led studies on national security strategies and science and technology investment strategies for clients such as the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Lempert is a fellow of the American Physical Society, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences Panel on Assessing the Impact of Climate Change on Political and Social Stresses, and a lead author for Working Group II of the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report and for the IPCC Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation. Lempert was the Inaugural EADS Distinguished Visitor in Energy and Environment at the American Academy in Berlin. A professor of policy analysis in the Pardee RAND Graduate School, Lempert is an author of the book Shaping the Next One Hundred Years: New Methods for Quantitative, Longer-Term Policy Analysis. Lempert received his Ph.D. in applied physics and S.M. in applied physics and science policy from Harvard University. Robert J. Lempert and Steven W. Popper "High-Performance Government in an Uncertain World," in Robert Klitgaard and Paul C. Light, High-Performance Government: Structure, Leadership, Incentives, RAND Corporation (MG-256), 2005 Robert J. Lempert, "Finding Transatlantic Common Ground on Climate Change? The International Spectator, 36(2), 2002 In case after case, the theory that best fits the data is the one that also leads inexorably to the conclusion that human influence is one of the most important forces currently changing the climate, writes Robert J. Lempert. If it were really possible to explain millions of years of Earth data with a theory that doesn't also imply a recent human influence on the climate, some ambitious, self-interested team of scientists somewhere in the world would seek scientific renown by doing so, writes Robert Lempert. It is becoming increasingly clear that the current diplomatic approach should be redesigned to meet this immense political, technical, and social challenge, writes Robert J. Lempert. This study compares two widely used approaches for robustness analysis of decision problems: the info-gap method originally developed by Ben-Haim and the robust decision making (RDM) approach originally developed by Lempert, Popper, and Bankes.

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