CLARISSA RIOS ROJAS
Researcher, Science Diplomat, Founder & Director, Speaker and Futurist
As a Scientist working at the interface of science and policy making, the main goal of my work is to make sure that scientific research and discoveries have policy impact. In addition, I am also the Founder and Director of Ekpa'palek which is an organization empowering young Latin American professionals through mentoring. Learn more about my research and areas of work below.
Researcher of Global Risk and Policy at the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk at the University of Cambridge.
World Economic Forum Global Future Council Fellow on Frontier Risks.
Expert Review Group member for the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction and the International Science Council.
Member at the Global Young Academy.
Founder & Director at Ekpa'palek.
Jesus College Post-Doctoral Associate.
Research, Policy, Science Diplomacy and Mentoring
A SCIENCE OF GLOBAL RISK
Can an integrated science of global risk safeguard humanity’s long-term future? The project is developing the basis for a science of global risk that is methodologically rigorous and creative, focused on risk management and policy formation, and accessible to a diverse community of stakeholders across academia, industry, government and civil society.
GLOBAL FUTURE COUNCIL ON FRONTIER RISKS
The Council of Frontier Risks advises the World Economic Forum in relation to key global risks that must be better addressed and factored into future preparedness. Key themes to address include gaining a better understanding of interconnections and cascading effects of potentially global disruptions, uncovering blind spots, enhancing preparedness and resilience for the future and examining the implications of frontier risks. The council will develop new thinking and influence change and action through the Forum’s Global Risks Practice and help shape key inputs for the Forum’s Great Reset initiative.
RESEARCH AGENDA ON DISASTER RISK FOR UNDRR AND ISC
The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction and the International Science Council are developing a global research agenda for disaster reduction risk that can identify the main priorities for research, research funding and scientific collaboration to deliver objectives set out in the Sendai Framework, the SDGs and the Paris agreement.
GLOBAL YOUNG ACADEMY
The Global Young Academy provides a rallying point for outstanding young scientists from around the world to come together to address topics of global importance. We lead an international, interdisciplinary, and inter-generational dialogue with the goal to make global decision making evidence-based and inclusive.
EKPA'PALEK: EMPOWERING LATIN-AMERICAN PROFESSIONAL TALENT
Have you ever wondered what might happen if we unleashed all the professional talent going untapped in Latin America? There is a way to find out: to boost mentorship programmes in languages students speak.
latest interviews and appearances at newspapers, podcasts.
WOMEN AS FORCES OF CHANGE
United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean
latest webinars, classes, panels
NEW TECHNOLOGIES IN HUMAN GENOMICS: HOW THEY RELATE TO THE BIOLOGICAL WEAPON CONVENTION
Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation
HOW CAN A SCIENTIST START POLICY ENGAGEMENTS WITH GOVERNMENTS, INDUSTRY AND CIVIL SOCIETY?
UK Embassy in Portugal
latest papers, blogs, essays, reports
PATHWAYS TO LINKING SCIENCE AND POLICY IN THE FIELD OF GLOBAL RISK
Centre for the Study of Existential Risk
MITIGATING LOSSES: HOW SCIENCE DIPLOMACY CAN ADDRESS THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON EARLY CAREER RESEARCHERS