Jason Gaverick Matheny

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Jason Gaverick Matheny became director of Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity in 2015, after serving as a program manager, associate office director, and office director. He previously worked for the Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford University, where his work focused on existential risks.[1] He holds a PhD in Applied Economics and a Master's in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University, an MBA from Duke University, and a BA from the University of Chicago.[2] He was the cofounder of New Harvest, which supports the development of new agricultural biotechnologies.[3] His work was called one of the "ideas of the year" by The New York Times.


  1. ^ Jason G. Matheny (2007): "Reducing the Risk of Human Extinction", Risk Analysis 27(5): 1335-1344. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1539-6924.2007.00960.x/abstract
  2. ^ Jason Matheny interviewed on the TV show Triangulation on the TWiT.tv network
  3. ^ http://www.new-harvest.org/about

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