John E. S. Lawrence is an adjunct professor of international affairs.

He consults regularly for governments, the United Nations, and Bretton Woods organizations, as well as for bilateral development agencies. He has worked in more than fifty countries in all world regions.

From 1988 to 1998 Professor Lawrence was principal technical adviser in Human Resources Development (HRD) and then deputy director of the Social Development Division in the Policy Bureau of the United Nations Development Program. His research and teaching interests include public policy for sustainable human development, and use of information technologies as instruments for social and economic progress.