New Paper: Towards an Integrated Assessment of Global Catastrophic Risk

GCRI Executive Director Seth Baum and GCRI Director of Research Tony Barrett have a new paper related to GCRI’s¬†Integrated Assessment Project titled “Towards an Integrated Assessment of Global Catastrophic Risk” forthcoming in B.J. Garrick’s edited volume,¬†Catastrophic and Existential Risk: Proceedings of the First Colloquium.


Integrated assessment is an analysis of a topic that integrates multiple lines of research. Integrated assessments are thus inherently interdisciplinary. They are generally oriented toward practical problems, often in the context of public policy, and frequently concern topics in science and technology. …

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November-December 2013 Newsletter

Dear friends,

GCRI is actively shifting its focus towards activities related to our four GCR synthesis research topics: integrated assessment, interaction effects, research priorities, and response options. Some other activities, including online lectures, will pause as the shift proceeds. We expect that increased attention to the synthesis topics will help us prioritize further work on the most important GCR issues. I look forward to sharing more details when they are ready for public distribution. Please contact me if you would like to discuss privately.

Meanwhile, Robert de …

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GCRI Welcomes Research Associate Tuncay Alparslan

We’re pleased to announce our newest affiliate, Research Associate Tuncay Alparslan. Here’s his bio from the GCRI People page.

Tuncay is an Assistant Professor in Mathematics and Statistics at American University. Tuncay holds a Ph.D. in Operations Research from Cornell University (2006), an M.S. in Operations Research from Cornell University (2005), and a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey (2001). As a Research Associate, Tuncay contributes to GCRI research on uncertainty and integrated assessment.

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