Clarissa Rios Rojas

Research Associate

Dr Rios Rojas is a science diplomat, a government science advisor and, currently, a Research Associate at the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (University of Cambridge) where she works at the interface of science and policymaking. Clarissa conducts research on the risks coming from emerging technologies and also builds Science-Policy interfaces that can provide scientific evidence and advice to different policy stakeholders (public sector, businesses and civil society).

Clarissa has worked closely with different international organizations building programs for women economic empowerment (UN Women), writing white papers on policy for economic transformation (WEF's Future Councils), collaborating on the production of reports on Foresight (G20, WHO), advising the new scientific agenda for the Sendai Framework (UNDRR/ISC), leading Science Government Advice workshops (Global Young Academy/INGSA), mentoring scientists in the Global South (UN's Biological Convention Program), among others.

Previously to CSER, Clarissa worked at the Ministry of Environment (Peru), The European Commission's Science and Knowledge Service (EU Science Hub), the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (Switzerland), and the University of Queensland (Australia).  Her personal website is:

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