The Global Catastrophic Risk Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank that evaluates threats to human civilisation and researches potential solutions.
GCRI works on the risk of events that could significantly harm or even destroy human civilisation at the global scale — events such as nuclear war, the deployment of misaligned artificial intelligence, and catastrophic pandemics.
Working to protect humanity's long-term future could potentially have an enormous impact, but there are relatively few other organisations researching ways to protect the long-term future. To learn more, read 80,000 Hours' case for reducing existential risks.
As a think tank, GCRI bridges the worlds of scholarship and professional practice in government, private industry, and other sectors. GCRI researches potential threats to human civilisation and aims to develop highly effective solutions for reducing the risk by leveraging both the best available scholarship and the demands of real-world decision-making.
GCRI also hosts events and provides advice on careers, research directions, and other kinds of consulting related to global catastrophic risks.
We don't currently have further information about the cost-effectiveness of the Global Catastrophic Risk Institute beyond it doing work in a high-impact cause area and taking a reasonably promising approach.
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