Baum is Executive Director of the Global Catastrophic Risk Institute, a startup nonprofit think tank. Baum's research focuses on the role of humanity today in the overall fate of the universe, with emphasis on threats to the viability of human civilization. He is an interdisciplinary scholar with published research on artificial intelligence, astrobiology, climate change, economics, education, ethics, and nuclear war. His public media appearances include the Discovery Channel, Fox News's The O'Reilly Factor, Talk Radio 702 South Africa, Scientific American, and the Huffington Post.
Baum holds an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University (2006), a Ph.D. in Geography from Pennsylvania State University (2012), and was a Visiting Scholar at the Columbia University Center for Research on Environmental Decisions.
The Gwen M. Greene Career and Internship Center is committed to providing students opportunities to network with UR alumni through the Food for Thought series. Alumni serve as an excellent resource to increase your exposure to career options, awareness of strategies for entering fields of interest and a way to build your professional network.
So show up, sit back, have a snack, and listen to an alum describe his or her career path and what it's like to work in that field today.