New Career Office Hours added

In September, we announced a series of office hours as part of a virtual career mentoring program. We are announcing two new office hours for December and January with Dr. Robert Lempert and Prof. Jan Kwakkel, respectively.

More information below:

December 15th 9am PT/12pm ET/6pm CET – Robert 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 risk management and decision-making under conditions of deep uncertainty.  Dr. Lempert is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and convening lead author for Working Group II of the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report. Dr. Lempert is a 2020 Biennial Medal Winner of International Environmental Modeling and Software Society, was the Inaugural EADS Distinguished Visitor in Energy and Environment at the American Academy in Berlin, and served as the inaugural president of the Society for Decision Making Under Deep Uncertainty ( A Professor of Policy Analysis in the Pardee RAND Graduate School, Dr. Lempert is a co-author of the book Shaping the Next One Hundred Years: New Methods for Quantitative, Longer-Term Policy Analysis.

To join Robert’s office hour, please register at the following link:

January 19th 4:30am PT/7:30am ET/1:30pm CET – Jan Kwakkel

Jan Kwakkel is a professor at TU Delft. His research interest is model-based support for decision making under deep uncertainty. His research focuses on the developing and testing innovative model-based techniques for the design of dynamic adaptive policy pathways. Within this, he is particularly interested in how to bring moral considerations into the quantitative analysis. He has applied his research in a range of domains including climate adaptation, flood risk management, transport and logistics, resource economics, and national safety and security. He is the lead developer of an open source workbench for exploratory modeling, scenario discovery, and multi-objective robust optimization. Next to his research on decision making under deep uncertainty, Dr. Kwakkel also has an interested in text mining with a focus on analyzing scientific publications and patents.

To join Jan’s office hour, please register at the following link:

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