How can EA influence government policy to maximize positive impact?
Genya V. Dana is a Senior Science Policy Officer in the Office of the Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary of State, at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, DC. She advises on emerging biotechnologies and international policy issues, is a negotiator on science, technology and innovation in multi-lateral organizations like the United Nations, and works to advance science, technology and innovation for sustainable development with a focus on Africa. She grew up on a small family farm in Mississippi, discovered a love for science in high school and took a circuitous path from the lab to the foreign policy world, having spent time in the financial sector, with an ag policy NGO, and a think tank working on governance of emerging technologies. Her scientific training is in ecological risk assessment of emerging technologies and stakeholder engagement in risk governance, and she conducted her doctoral research in South Africa. She has a masters in public policy and a PhD in conservation biology, both from the University of Minnesota.
Seb joined CEA to establish the Global Priorities Project, having previously worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Co. where he focused on public and social sector work. Before that, he was on the founding team of 80,000 Hours and wrote the world’s first ever statement of what effective altruism was. Seb has a Masters degree in Physics and Philosophy from Oxford.
Kalil is currently the Special Assistant to the Chancellor for Science
and Technology at UC Berkeley. He has been charged with developing
major new multi-disciplinary research and education initiatives at the
intersection of information technology, nanotechnology, microsystems,
and biology. He will also help develop a broad range of partnerships
between 2 of the California Institutes of Science and Innovation (Center
for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society,
California Institute for Bioengineering, Biotechnology and Quantitative
Biomedical Research) and potential stakeholders in industry, government,
foundations, and non-profits.
Vice President, Communications and Policy Outreach, Center for Global Development
At CGD we believe changing policy is the best way to do good. We work to change the policies, practices and perspectives of rich countries and powerful institutions to help make the world more prosperous, equitable and just for all. We are always looking for others passionate about our approach to effective altruism. Come and say hi if that's you!