What’s the Worst That Could Happen? Existential Risk and Extreme Politics

8:35 pm - 8:45 pm


Climate change, bioterrorism, nuclear war, rogue artificial intelligence and totalitarianism could have a catastrophic impact on humanity. Yet amidst a packed political agenda, they sometimes receive less attention than they deserve. In this talk, Andrew Leigh will discuss the implications of the recent change of government for existential risk, the importance of longtermism, the dangers of populism, and the crucial role of effective altruism in safeguarding the future of humanity.