Stanford Existential Risks Initiative

Organization developed as a collaboration between Stanford University faculty and students dedicated to mitigating global catastrophic risks, such as pandemic or nuclear proliferation. Our goal is to foster engagement from Stanford community members to produce meaningful work aiming to preserve the future of humanity. We aim to provide skill, knowledge development, networking, and professional pathways for students interested in pursuing existential risk reduction. Our current programs include a research fellowship for Stanford undergraduates, an annual conference, speaker events, discussion groups, and a Thinking Matters class (Preventing Human Extinction) taught annually by two of the initiative’s faculty advisors.