Matthijs Maas

Summer Research Fellow 2021

Matthijs Maas

Matthijs Maas is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk, University of Cambridge. In his work, Matthijs examines how we should govern high-risk technological change, in a changing world, using governance tools which may themselves be left changed by technology, for better or worse. In specific, he investigates global governance strategies for artificial intelligence (AI), with an emphasis on global institutional design and arms control regimes. His other research interests are on the effects of AI technology on international law itself, as well as conceptual frameworks for the regulation of uncertain risks from emerging technology. Matthijs has a PhD in International Law from the University of Copenhagen, and a MSc in International Relations from the University of Edinburgh. He has previous experience working at The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies and the Dutch Embassy in Beirut, amongst others.