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, 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.
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Contact info: seth [at] gcrinstitute.org
Networking: Facebook * LinkedIn * Twitter * Google Scholar * Association of American Geographers * 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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28 Mar 2013: A new paper has been accepted for publication. Adaptation to and recovery from global catastrophe, co-authored with Tim Maher, will appear in Sustainability. This article discusses a largely overlooked aspect of global catastrophic risk, namely the possibility that survivors could adapt to post-catastrophe conditions and recover civilization.
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American Geophysical Union Science Policy Conference, 24-26 June 2013, Washington, DC.
Society for Risk Analysis, 8-11 December 2013, Baltimore.
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