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March 2017

Extreme Ageing – Professor Sarah Harper

March 3 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Lady Mitchell Hall, Sidgewick Site
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Professor Sarah Harper will give a talk on “Extreme Ageing” the seventh of the popular Darwin Lecture Series, which this year is co-convened by CSER Research Associate Julius Weitzdoerfer. The talk will be able to be viewed on the Darwin College Lectures website. The ‘Extremes’ lecture series take place every Friday during Lent term (January to March). The lectures are given at 5.30 p.m. in The Lady Mitchell Hall, Sidgwick Avenue, with an adjacent overflow theatre with live TV coverage. Each lecture is typically…

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Climate Change, Morphing into an Existential Threat – Professor Veerabhadran Ramanathan

March 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Hamied Auditorium, Christ’s College, Hamied Auditorium, Christ's College, 46 King Street
Cambridge, CB1 1AH United Kingdom
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Professor Veerabhadran Ramanathan, Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric and Climate Sciences at the University of California, San Diego, will discuss the existential risks of climate change. This lecture is organised by the Centre for Science and Policy in partnership with Professor Charles Kennel, Christ's College and the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk. This event is free to attend but numbers are limited, please register for this event here. There are two climate seminar series running this term as part of In it…

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Reporting from Extreme Environments – Lyse Doucet

March 10 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Lady Mitchell Hall, Sidgewick Site
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Lyse Doucet will give a talk on “Reporting from Extreme Environments” the eight of the popular Darwin Lecture Series, which this year is co-convened by CSER Research Associate Julius Weitzdoerfer. The talk will be able to be viewed on the Darwin College Lectures website. The ‘Extremes’ lecture series take place every Friday during Lent term (January to March). The lectures are given at 5.30 p.m. in The Lady Mitchell Hall, Sidgwick Avenue, with an adjacent overflow theatre with live TV coverage. Each lecture is typically attended…

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Artificial Intelligence, Decision Theory, and Severe Uncertainty (Workshop)

March 17 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Old Combination Room, Trinity College, Trinity College
Cambridge, CB2 1TQ United Kingdom
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On March 17, a workshop on artificial intelligence, decision theory and severe uncertainty was held at the University of Cambridge, with the following talks: Arif Ahmed (Cambridge) - Rationality and Future Discounting Richard Bradley (LSE) - Deciding with Confidence Catrin Campbell-Moore (Bristol) - Risk Avoidance Can't be Accurate Huw Price and Yang Liu (Cambridge) - Heart of DARCness Bernhard Salow (Cambridge) - TBC The workshop ran from the Old Combination Room, at Trinity College. The workshop ran from 9am until shortly after 5pm…

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Eighth Review Conference of the Biological Weapons Convention: Where Next? (Invitation only workshop)

March 21 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Led by Catherine Rhodes, Academic Project Manager, CSER and Malcolm Dando, Bradford Disarmament Research Centre While there was potential to make progress in several areas, the Eighth Review Conference failed to move things forward, and has left the process for the next few years largely undirected. This workshop will include discussion of: The outcomes of the Review Conference, the reasons for the lack of progress, and what these might indicate in terms of challenges and opportunities over the next few…

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Developing a Research Agenda and Methodologies for Extreme Bio-Risks (Invitation only Workshop)

March 22 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Led by Lalitha Sundaram, Researcher on Bio-risk Analysis at CSER and Piers Millet, Senior Research Fellow at the Future of Humanity Institute The Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (CSER) focuses on the understanding, management and mitigation of risks from emerging technologies and human activity, which threaten humanity’s survival, even if only with very low probability. We are particularly interested in areas in which our work can provide significant added value, e.g. risks that are understudied at present, or…

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