CLARISSA RIOS ROJAS 
PHD

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.

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CURRENT POSITIONS

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.

 

CURRENT WORK

Research, Policy, Science Diplomacy and Mentoring

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

PUBLIC ENGAGEMENTS

latest interviews and appearances at newspapers, podcasts.

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WOMEN AS FORCES OF CHANGE

United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean

SEÑALES DE FUTURO: RIESGOS EXISTENCIALES Y EL FUTURO DE LA HUMANIDAD

Instituto del Futuro

GLOBAL RISKS NEED TO BECOME DINNER TABLE DISCUSSIONS

The Anti-Apocalyptus newsletter

 

PRESENTATIONS

latest webinars, classes, panels

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NEW TECHNOLOGIES IN HUMAN GENOMICS: HOW THEY RELATE TO THE BIOLOGICAL WEAPON CONVENTION

Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation

GLOBAL RISK AND POLICY

University of Cambridge and University of Tokyo

MUJERES QUE CONSTRUYEN: ALCANZANDO LA IGUALDAD DE GÉNERO A TRAVÉS DEL EMPRENDIMIENTO SOCIAL

II Summit de Emprendimiento Social (Colombia)

 

PUBLICATIONS

latest papers, blogs, essays, reports

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Houses of Parliament

FORESIGHT: SCIENCE FOR NAVIGATING CRITICAL TRANSITIONS

G20 Science Engagement group (S20)
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FORESIGHT ON FRONTIER RISKS

Global Risk Report 2021
World Economic Forum

FORESIGHT FOR UNKNOWN, LONG-TERM AND EMERGING RISKS, APPROACHES AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Submission of Evidence to The House of Lords Select Committee on Risk Assessment and Risk Planning (UK)

 
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 Check my latest blog post on Science Diplomacy & jobs on Global Risk!

 
 

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