Paul Larcey studied engineering and materials science for both his undergraduate & master’s degrees (Universities of Oxford & Cambridge respectively), and received an MBA in Finance (Imperial College Business School). He worked initially in a corporate research environment, followed by venture capital, before moving into global industrial sectors at board and senior levels closely involved in funding strategies for major projects (public and private) primarily in the engineering sector, M&A, Private Equity and risk analysis in challenging environments. He has also worked in strategic management consulting with a focus on technology and sustainability. His current commercial work is in industrial/technology ventures and assisting to construct an environmental technology Private Equity fund. Academically, Larcey is involved in the risk perception in finance decision making, the understanding of resilience in systems and the fragility of new technologies seeking to develop methodologies, frameworks and cross-disciplinary understanding of systemic risk from academic and practitioner perspectives.
Peter Callahan is a graduate of Princeton University and went on to earn his M.S. in Geography and Environmental Studies from the University of New Mexico. He joined the research team in 2015, and his interests include the study of socio-ecological systems, historical systemic risks, sustainable development, and renewable energy policy and technology.
He is broadly interested in the forces driving the aggregation of interacting individual units into cohesive systems, and the mechanisms determining the properties and dynamics of those systems, using the tools of network theory, control theory, and dynamical systems.
Benoit Pelopidas is Professor at Sciences Po (Paris) where he holds the junior chair of excellence in security studies and is the scientific director of the Masters program in International Security. He also remains an affiliate of the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) at Stanford University. Since September 2015, he has been a visiting fellow at the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, working with their global systemic risk research cluster. Since September 2016, he has been a visiting fellow at Princeton’s Program on Science and Global Security.
He has been awarded two international prizes for his research and a British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award in 2016.
He focuses on the construction of knowledge about nuclear weapons, their past and their future and its ethical and political implications. Empirically, Benoit’s focus is on nuclear “close calls” and French nuclear history. He edited a volume on the experience of the so called ‘Cuban missile crisis’ worldwide and lessons learned from it, expected to be published in 2017. His latest essay on self-censorship in nuclear security studies will be published in the Journal of Global Security Studies.
Over the last six years, he has been engaging with policy making elites in the US and Europe as well as civil society groups to advocate innovative nuclear disarmament and arms control policies.
Andrew Shaver was a doctoral student in security studies in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and a member of the Empirical Studies of Conflict Project. His research focuses on the causes of terrorism and insurgency, the role of territory in nonstate violence, and risk. Ph.D. candidate, Princeton University.
Anwar Jason Windawi, Department of Sociology. Ph.D. candidate, Princeton University.
Manish Nag, Department of Sociology. Ph.D. candidate, Princeton University.
Keng Sum Alex Tham, Department of Sociology. Ph.D. candidate, Princeton University.
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