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GCRI Welcomes Professional Assistant Steven Umbrello
Posted on November 20, 2014

We’re pleased to announce our newest affiliate, Professional Assistant Steven Umbrello. Steven has been helping GCRI with a variety of projects for some time now and we’re delighted to recognize him for his contributions. Here’s his bio from the GCRI People page.

Steven is a B.A. student in philosophy of science at University of Toronto Mississauga. Steven is also Owner & Executive Editor of the Leather Library Blog, a website dedicated academic philosophy, psychology and literature. As a Professional Assistant, Steven contributes to GCRI’s overall research …

November Newsletter: Visiting Colleagues
Posted on November 17, 2014

Dear friends,

Over the last two months, I have had the good fortune to be able to visit three close groups of colleagues: the Centre for Study of Existential Risk at Cambridge University, the Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford University, and the Future of Life Institute in Boston, which has ties to MIT and Harvard. All three organizations are doing great work—work that nicely complements what we at GCRI have been doing. I think the foundations are being laid for a productive and successful community …

GCR News Summary October 2014
Posted on November 04, 2014

Mars image courtesy of CDC Global under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license

In October, Ebola spread to the US, Spain, and Mali. The US had its first local case when a Liberian man—who may have lied both to airport officials and to health care workers about his contact with an infected person—came down with the disease in Dallas. Two nurses in Dallas contracted the disease after treating the man. A New York doctor also came down with the disease …