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Allan Dafoe is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Yale University, and Research Associate at the Future of Humanity Institute (FHI), University of Oxford. His research seeks to understand the causes of world peace and stability. Specifically, he has studied the causes of the liberal peace, the role of reputation and honor as motives for war, and the logic of provocation in crisis escalation. He has developed methodological tools and approaches to enable more transparent, credible causal inference, for which he was recognized as an Emerging Researcher with the Leamer-Rosenthal Prize for Open Social Science. This work is published in the American Journal of Political Science, World Politics, Journal of Politics, and Science, among other journals. His current research focuses on AI grand strategy, which requires clearly perceiving the strategic landscape emerging from transformative artificial intelligence and helping humanity navigate safely through it. He is working with the Future of Humanity Institute to build their AI politics and policy group.

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