Kennedy Mbeva

Research Associate

Kennedy Mbeva (PhD) is a Research Associate at the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk, at the University of Cambridge. He previously served as a  Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford. Dr Mbeva’s research examines how risk and uncertainty shape  international cooperation and global governance, focusing on economic, sustainability, and demographic issues. In his current role, he studies how to manage the global risks generated by rapid demographic changes, thus averting societal collapse and existential risks to humanity. Dr Mbeva has contributed to high-profile UN scientific reports such as the IPCC AR6 and the Adaptation Gap Report and served on Kenya’s official delegation to the UN Climate Change negotiations. A Kenyan national, he holds a PhD in International Relations (distinction) from the University of Melbourne, and has studied and worked in several continents, including Africa, Europe, Asia, and Australia. His latest book is Africa’s Right to Development in a Climate-Constrained World (Palgrave Macmillan, 2023, co-authored).

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