S. M. Amadae

Research Affiliate

S.M. Amadae is a university lecturer in politics at the University of Helsinki; and research affiliate in Science, Technology, and Society at MIT.  She is currently a 2019-2020 Berggruen Fellow at the Center for the Advanced Study of the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, and is affiliated with Stanford’s Center for International Security and Cooperation.  Current research projects include moral political economy, the Nordic model, and identifying means to ameliorate risks posed by cyberattacks to nuclear weapons systems. Publications include Prisoners of Reason:  Game Theory and Neoliberal Political Economy (Cambridge University Press, 2016) and the award winning Rationalizing Capitalist Democracy:  Cold War Origins of Rational Choice Liberalism (University of Chicago Press, 2003).  Amadae recently contributed to The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Strategic Stability and Nuclear Risk (SIPRI, 2019) from the perspective of reducing existential risk of accidental or inadvertent nuclear war. 

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