Full Name: Laurent A. Lambert
Biography: Prof. Lambert is a specialist in technology transfer, climate change and the water-energy-food nexus in Africa and the Middle East. Between 2007 and 2014, he was a researcher at Oxford University (OUSG and Europaeum), and a consultant for several governments. He was a member of the Oxford University delegation to the United Nations climate negotiations, a representative of the research community at the United Nation’s Technology mechanism and eventually one of its Board members. Prior to this, he worked for the French Ministry of Defense on energy geopolitics, maritime corridors, and climate change. Prof. Lambert now teaches Energy, Water and Natural Resources Policies to PhD students of Qatar University and Energy Policy to students of the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies. His researches focus on sus-tainable policies to decrease water, energy, and food consumption per capita in the drylands of Northern Africa and the Middle East, and on process innovation for disaster risk reduction (DRR) in Sahelian Africa. Dr. Lambert holds a Master’s degree (Summa Cum Laude) in Development Geography from the Universi-ty of Paris1 P. Sorbonne and a PhD. (Oxon DPhil.) from the Oxford University School of Geography and the Environment.
Testimony: Put it simply, I have loved my time with the students in Tlemcen. They are eager to learn and we can feel that we are making a genuine difference by sharing the best of our knowledge and experience. Tlemcen is also an ancient and nice city worth being visited, and the dedicated and nice staff of the PAUWES make the whole experience very enriching and enjoyable. I look forward to teaching there again next year.