Global Risk Research Network

A blog for research on global risks


The Global Risk Research Network is a blog where essays and articles on global risks are published. Most research on global risks is done within academia, but a worldwide community focused on global catastrophic and existential risks also depends on the thoughts and actions of those outside of academia as well. So, we’ve seen fit to create a blog for non-academic publications in this area, as part of an effort to build the research base and community. The Global Risk Research Network also looks to contribute to, build upon, and cooperate with existing academic research in the field.

“Global risk” is a generic term for risks which pose catastrophic consequences to humanity and life on Earth in the near- and long-term future. These are typically referred to as “global catastrophic risks” (GCRs), which also includes “existential risks” (x-risks), a special class of risks which threaten to cause human extinction, or otherwise cause undoable and intergenerational harm to a broad spectrum of Earth-originating life/sentience. Other terms for this field may include “long-run security” or “long-run development”.

The topics our network will be focusing on include:

We are allied with peers in other intellectual communities, also acting as researchers and advocates of our shared concerns. Research foci outside of global risks may include:

Organizations whose work we support include: