Cecil primarily works on a book project tracking longtermist currents in indigenous African peoples’ thought. He also works with the AI:FAR team on projects touching on how AI could lead to extreme inequality and power concentration. He has a background in law, including as an Open Philanthropy and FTX Future Fund research grantee. He is also a Research Affiliate at the Legal Priorities Project and Coordinator of the ILINA Program. He holds an undergraduate law degree from Strathmore Law School in Nairobi and Master’s in law degree from Harvard Law School.