Seth Baum's Home Page

My interests and activities are broad, but all revolve around the theme of making the world (universe(s)?) a better place. I conduct research that combines science, engineering, and ethics to assess what, given present circumstances and particular ethical frameworks, might be the best thing(s) for us to be doing. I also help organize academic and professional communities to advance work on these topics.

I am Co-Founder (with Tony Barrett) and Executive Director of the Global Catastrophic Risk Institute, a Research Scientst at the Blue Marble Space Institute of Science, Co-Founder and Co-Lead of the Osomocene Productions video production company, and an Affiliate Scholar at the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies. I recently completed a PhD in Pennsylvania State University's Geography Department and a post-doctoral fellowship with Penn State Geography and Columbia University's Center for Research on Environmental Decisions.

CV: click here (pdf)

Contact info: seth [at]

Networking: Facebook * LinkedIn * Twitter * Google Scholar * Society for Risk Analysis
At present I am particularly interested in networking with people who are or would like to be working on any aspect of global catastrophic risk.

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23 Dec 2015: I'm interviewed in a podcast Were the Paris Climate Talks a Success? by the Future of Life Institute.
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Upcoming Conferences & Events:
9-15 July 2016, New York City. International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-16)
16-19 July 2016, New York City. Human-Level Artificial Intelligence (HLAI 2016)
11-15 December 2016, San Diego. Society for Risk Analysis Annual Meeting. GCRI plans to host its usual SRA GCR sessions.
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About this site: This site is kindly hosted by Manoj Thomas. The formatting of this site was adapted from W3C's Starting with HTML + CSS page.

Created 15 Jun 2007 * Updated 6 Jan 2016