Jenny Xiao: Dual moral obligations and international cooperation against global catastrophic risks

by EA Global1 min read21st Nov 2020No comments


International relationsVideoMoral philosophyExistential risk

The fight against global catastrophic risks (GCRs) requires international cooperation, yet it is often challenging to foster genuine collaboration among different countries. Jenny Xiao, a PhD student at Columbia University, reconceptualizes international cooperation decisions as a tradeoff between “dual moral obligations” towards the nation and humanity as a whole. How countries think about this tradeoff shapes their willingness to contribute to collective efforts against GCRs.

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