Global Shield researches, educates on, and advocates for national and international governmental policies to mitigate global catastrophic risk.


As recently defined in US law, global catastrophic risk means “the risk of events or incidents consequential enough to significantly harm or set back human civilization at the global scale” which includes existential risk, also defined in law, as “the potential for an outcome that would result in human extinction.” The ultimate purpose of Global Shield is to create a more pragmatic understanding of national and international government policies that can mitigate global catastrophic risk (including existential risk), educate policymakers about those policies, and ultimately advocate for their adoption. In many regards, Global Shield will try to “normalize” the mitigation of global catastrophic risk as a standard component of government national security policy, much in the way it is assumed and accepted that national governments are engaged in cyber defense or counter-espionage efforts as part of national security.