Simon Institute for Longterm Governance

Simon Institute for Longterm Governance

The Simon Institute for Longterm Governance helps international policymakers govern extreme risks and cooperate with future generations.


What problem is the Simon Institute for Longterm Governance working on?

To guarantee the survival and flourishing of civilisation, extreme risks and the value of the long-term future has to be put in context for international policy actors to develop and prioritise appropriate policy responses.

What does the Simon Institute for Longterm Governance do?

The Simon Institute for Longterm Governance (SI) is a nonprofit based in one of the few hubs for global governance: Geneva, Switzerland. While most think tanks focus on supplying information, SI specialises in supporting policy networks in processing information overload, with a focus on the world’s most pressing problems.

Specifically, SI:

  • Supports international civil servants and diplomats with training programmes that both facilitate group decision-making by practising key skills and tools, and foster an understanding of extreme risks and the significance of their mitigation. (See SI's theory of change.)
  • Supports longtermist actors in their engagement with international policy processes through research, training, and networking.
  • Analyses international policy processes and how to improve their consideration of future generations.

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