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IEET > Affiliate Scholar > Seth Baum

Seth Baum

Seth Baum is Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Global Catastrophic Risk Institute (GCRI, http://gcrinstitute.org). He received a PhD in Geography from Pennsylvania State University and was recently a post-doc with Columbia University's Center for Research on Environmental Decisions. His research covers a broad range of topics, including artificial general intelligence, environmental policy, ethics, economics, education, and astrobiology. He also helps lead the global catastrophic risk research community via GCRI, the Society for Risk Analysis, and other organizations.

Dr. Baum is also active at the interface of academic scholarship and other sectors of society. Through GCRI, he is building ties between global catastrophic risk researchers and other relevant professionals. He is also active in public scholarship through collaborations with artists, entertainers, journalists, and other members of the media. His research has gotten wide media attention including interviews in the Discovery Channel, Fox News, and Talk Radio 702 (South Africa), plus additional coverage in The Guardian, MIT Technology Review, MSNBC, and other publications.


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"The ethics of global catastrophic risk from dual-use bioengineering"   sethbaum.com  Mar 19, 2014

"Taming the Gigaton Gorilla: Using Syria Diplomacy to Help Avoid U.S.-Russia Nuclear War"   huffingtonpost.com  Sep 19, 2013

"Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill"   Global Catastrophic Risk Institute  Jun 25, 2013

"How to Create an International Treaty for Emerging Technologies"   Ethical Technology  Feb 21, 2013

"Seven Reasons For Integrated Emerging Technologies Governance"   Ethical Technology  Jan 23, 2013

"Analyzing and reducing the risks of inadvertent nuclear war between the United States and Russia"   Ethical Technology  Jan 10, 2013

"Double catastrophe: Intermittent stratospheric geoengineering induced by societal collapse"   sethbaum.com  Jan 6, 2013

"Emerging Technologies: Should They Be Internationally Regulated?"   Ethical Technology  Dec 21, 2012


Upcoming Appearances


Baum on “Global Catastrophic Risk And The Limits Of Insurability” @ Catastrophe Risk Modelling (Miami, Florida - Jun 18, 2014)

Baum, Pellissier @ Global Existential Risks and Radical Futures (Piedmont, CA USA - Jun 14, 2014)

Baum on “Risks of accidental nuclear war” @ UN Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Prep Committee (New York City, NY USA - Apr 28, 2014)


Past Appearances


Baum on “Global catastrophic risk reduction” @ Futurability Initiatives (Tokyo, Japan - Mar 24, 2014)

Baum @ Emerging technologies and the future of humanity (Stockholm, Sweden - Mar 17, 2014)

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