Public Lecture: Existential Risk: Surviving the 21st Century, February 26th 5:30pm

20 February 2014

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CSER is pleased to present a public lecture on “Existential Risk: Surviving the 21st Century” alongside 80,000 Hours: Cambridge and Giving What We Can: Cambridge

DATE: Wednesday, February 26th at 5:30pm-6:45pm (drinks reception to follow).

LOCATION: Lady Mitchell Hall, Sidgwick Site, Cambridge

Lord Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal
Jaan Tallinn, co-founder of Skype
Huw Price, Bertrand Russell Professor of Philosophy at Cambridge

“In the coming century, the greatest threats to human survival may come from our own technological developments. However, if we can safely navigate the pitfalls, the benefits that technology promises are enormous. A philosopher, an astronomer, and an entrepreneur have come together to form the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk. The goal: to bring a fraction of humanity’s talents to bear on the task of ensuring our long-term survival. In this lecture, Huw Price, Martin Rees and Jaan Tallinn will outline humanity’s greatest challenge: surviving the 21st century. This event is free and open to all.”

No registration is required.

Find the event on Facebook and the CRASSH website.


*There will be a drinks reception in the Alison Richard building following the talk.*

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