Stanford Existential Risks Initiative — Global Catastrophic Risk Education

Award Date 
1/2021
Grant Amount 
$1,500,000
Purpose 
To support student education about global catastrophic risks.
Topic (focus area) 

Grant Investigator: Claire Zabel

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Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $1,500,000 over two years to the Stanford Existential Risks Initiative to support student education about global catastrophic risks. Stephen Luby and Paul Edwards, who together teach the course “Preventing Human Extinction,” plan to use these funds to expand their activities in this area, including student fellowships, research, career development opportunities, a speaker series, and faculty support.

This follows our December 2019 support and falls within our work on global catastrophic risks.