Laurent A. Lambert, PhD., is senior policy analyst at the Social and Economic Survey Research Institute (SESRI) and senior administrator of the Qatar Humanitarian Innovation Lab initiative, at Qatar University. He has been working as a sustainable development researcher, project/program manager, consultant and government adviser in the fields of international risks and public policy over the past 15+ years, including at the French Ministry of Defense, the African Union and the United Nations. Laurent is a former Advisory Board member of the United Nations Climate Convention's center in charge of green technology transfer (the CTCN) and a former representative of the research community at the United Nations climate negotiations (UNFCCC). He is now in charge of several international projects on sustainable development and humanitarian innovation. Laurent holds Bachelor and Masters degrees (Summa Cum Laude) in Development Geography from the Université de Paris1 Sorbonne, and a PhD. from the Oxford University School of Geography and the Environment.