Prof. Lamont is Deputy Head of Programme for Artificial Intelligence and Global Governance at the Global Governance Institute (GGI), Professor of International Relations at Tokyo International University, and Visiting Senior Researcher at the University of Tokyo’s Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology in Japan. He holds a PhD in Politics from the University of Glasgow, an MSc in International and European Politics from the University of Edinburgh, and a BA in International Studies from the University of Mississippi. He was also a Fulbright fellow at the University of Zagreb and an RCUK postdoctoral fellow at the University of Ulster.
His research interests are at the intersection of global governance, technology, and international justice. Alongside Prof. Medlir Mema, Prof. Lamont co-hosts the IR in the Age of AI podcast. His academic work has appeared in journals including the Journal of Democracy, Global Policy, International Journal of Human Rights, among others. He is also co-editor (with Arnaud Kurze) of New Critical Spaces in Transitional Justice: Gender, Art, and Memory published by Indiana University Press in 2019, and Non-Western Visions of Democratization: Imagining Democracy after the Arab Spring (with Jan van der Harst and Frank Gaennsmantel), which was published by Routledge/Ashgate in 2015. His monograph, International Criminal Justice and the Politics of Compliance (Ashgate 2010) explored the international and domestic politics of international criminal justice processes in the former Yugoslavia. In addition to his scholarly contributions, his writings have also featured in Foreign Affairs, The Diplomat, OpenDemocracy, and the Middle East Institute. He has also appeared frequently in the media providing comments for The Washington Post, The Japan Times, de Volkskrant (the Netherlands) and Novosti (Croatia).