Nathaniel Cooke

Research Affiliate & Visiting Researcher (October 2022-January 2023)

Nathaniel is a researcher and postgraduate student who works on theoretical, systemic, and sociopolitical approaches to existential risk, as well as societal collapse and resilience.

He currently focuses on societal resilience to global catastrophes and methods for rigorously modelling extinction risk, in addition to producing an introductory x-risk curriculum.

Nathaniel has previously held research roles at the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk and the Stanford Existential Risks Initiative. He is also an occasional co-host of 21st Talks, an existential risk podcast.

Alongside this, Nathaniel is studying theoretical archaeology at University College London, following a BA in Archaeology from the University of Cambridge. His dissertation considers how macrohistory can be used to imagine and improve humanity's future.

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