Jonathan Lamb

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Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Santa Monica Office


B.Sc. in visualization, Minneapolis College of Art and Design


Jonathan Lamb is an assistant policy researcher at RAND and a Ph.D. student at Pardee RAND Graduate School. He has a B.Sc. in human-centered design and systems thinking from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

Prior to Pardee RAND, he was part of an internal strategy team at Deloitte where he helped research and develop recommendations for new business models across the firm, led a team of designers and developers at digital agency The Nerdery, and was a game designer on an adaptation of U.S. Marine Corps experiences in Operation Phantom Fury.

His research interests are in applications of complex adaptive systems, network science, serious games, computational models, and decisionmaking under uncertainty to sustainable development, human security, science and technology policy, climate change and the environment, societal organization, and existential threats.