Robert Lempert is a senior scientist 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 decision-making under uncertainty, with an emphasis on climate change, energy, and the environment. Currently, Dr. Lempert's research team assists a number of natural resource agencies in their efforts to include climate change in their long-range plans. Dr. Lempert is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, Climate Research Committee, and a member of the Informing Effective Decisions panel of the National Academies America's Climate Choices study. A Professor of Policy Analysis in the Pardee RAND Graduate School, Dr. Lempert is an author of the book Shaping the Next One Hundred Years: New Methods for Quantitative, Longer-Term Policy Analysis. He earned his B.A.S. in physics and political science from Stanford University and his Ph.D. in applied physics from Harvard University.