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Policy Making in a world of Catastrophic Risks

When you'll study it
Semester 2
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 7
Module lead
Steven Chisnall
Academic year

Module overview

In a world facing increasing catastrophic risks - climate change, pandemics, AI, how should policy makers better prepare for these increasingly likely events? Catastrophic risks pose significant security challenges, some of them are very different to what we have had to deal with in the past. Why do some governments and countries appear better equipped and prepared than others? What new approaches and policies do we need to deal with these growing uncertainties?

The module will take a broad interdisciplinary approach to examining these issues - using insights from latest research in decision making, behavioural science, actions under uncertainty, trans national cooperation, and others. Part of the syllabus will be devoted to studying how simulations might help and in designing a simulation decision game.