I’m Michael Aird, an incoming Summer Research Fellow with the Center on Long-Term Risk (though I don’t personally subscribe to suffering-focused views on ethics). During my fellowship, I’ll likely do research related to reducing long-term risks from malevolent actors.
Before that, I did existential risk research & writing for Convergence Analysis and grant writing for a sustainability accounting company. Before that, I was a high-school teacher for two years in the Teach For Australia program, ran an EA-based club and charity election at the school I taught at, published a peer-reviewed psychology paper, and won a stand-up comedy award which ~30 people in the entire world would’ve heard of (a Golden Doustie, if you must know).
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I also post to LessWrong.
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