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Future Politics

Governance of Anthropogenic Global Catastrophic Risk’, Principal Investigator

Key contacts: Keith Hyams

Funding: Leverhulme Research Project Grant

Start date: 2018

End date: 2023

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Project overview

An anthropogenic global catastrophic risk (AGCR) is a human-induced risk that threatens sustained and wide-scale loss of life and damage to civilisation across the globe. By conducting interviews with key participants, the project aims to understand what obstacles exist to effective governance of AGCR within domestic political systems and international governance regimes. Based on this analysis, the project proposes new approaches and institutions to facilitate long term governance of AGCR. The project includes case studies in biotechnology and artificial intelligence, with Co-Investigators from the departments of Computer Science, Life Science, and Chemistry.