Lecture Videos from our 2018 Conference

23 April 2019

We have published 11 videos of talks given at 2018’s Cambridge Conference on Catastrophic Risk (CCCR2018), the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk’s major international conference, supported by the Templeton World Charity Foundation. It focused on four challenges faced by research communities focused on existential and global catastrophic risk research: Challenges of Evaluation and Impact; Challenges of Evidence; Challenges of Scope and Focus; and Challenges in Communication.

Introduction to the 2018 Cambridge Conference on Catastrophic Risk - Dr Catherine Rhodes

Discounting, aggregation and the ecological fallacy - Dr Matthew Rendall

The Public International Law Perspective on Evaluating Existential Risks - Prof. Silja Vöneky

Making the Most of Limited Evidence In Global Catastrophic Risk Analysis - Dr Seth Baum

Probabilities, methodologies and the evidence base in existential risk assessments  - Dr Simon Beard

How soon will the ice apocalypse come? - Dr Tamsin Edwards

Sexy vs Unsexy catastrophic risks: complexity, creeping normalcy, and conceit - Karin Kuhlemann

Risk Innovation: The roles of creativity, imagination and rigour in exploring existential risk - Prof. Andrew Maynard

Understanding Risk for effective communication - Dr Kristel Fourie

Communicating (Existential) Risks Responsibly - Alexandra Freeman

Black Elephants - Peter Ho

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