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Nayef Al-Rodhan

Professor Nayef Al-Rodhan is a philosopher, neuroscientist, geostrategist and Honorary Fellow at St.Antony’s college, Oxford University.

He holds an MD and a PhD, and was educated and worked at the Mayo Clinic, Yale and Harvard University in the United States.

He is head of the Geopolitics and Global Futures Program, Geneva Center for Security Policy, Switzerland, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Philosophy, School of Advanced Study, University of London, UK and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA).

In 2014, he was voted as one of the Top 30 most influential neuroscientists in the world. In 2017, he was named amongst the Top 100 geostrategists in the world and, in 2022, was named as one of the Top 50 influential researchers whose work could shape 21st-century politics and policy.

He is a prize-winning scholar who has written 25 books and more than 300 articles. His research focuses on the transdisciplinary interplay between philosophy, neuroscience, geopolitics, governance, outer space, transcultural security, cascading civilizational frontier risks, disruptive technologies (AI, machine learning and synthetic biology), public policy, international relations and a peaceful and dignified global order.

He has been published in Foreign Affairs, Prospect, The Scientific American and many other outlets. His full list of publications can be found here.

Articles by Nayef Al-Rodhan

Empathetic AI: Panacea or Ethical Problem?

Millions of people are turning to specialist therapy chatbots for mental health support. But AI tools could potentially do more harm than good.

May 11, 2024

Reforming Democracy and the Future of History

To spread Democracy, democratic nations must look inward first.

June 14, 2014