Clarissa Rios Rojas

-Political Affairs Officer at the United Nations
-ISC Fellow

Clarissa Rios Rojas

With a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and a Master’s in Biomedicine & Neuroscience, Dr. Rios Rojas have dedicated her career to bridging the gap between scientific innovation and effective policymaking. Her global engagement spans influential platforms such as the World Economic Forum, the G20, the European Commission and diverse UN offices, where she has honed expertise in diverse topics, from women’s economic empowerment to global catastrophic risks.

Serving as an expert advisor for organizations like the OECD, the UK parliament, and the UNDRR, she has made substantial contributions to initiatives promoting international security and managing risks associated with AI and bioweapons. As a Political Affairs Officer at the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA), her focus lies in safeguarding humanity against weapons of mass destruction, including chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons, with emphasis in biorisks and its convergence with other emerging technologies.

She contributes to the implementation of the Biological Weapons Convention and continues her passionate pursuit at the forefront of foresight, science diplomacy, and global risk management, all with the overarching goal of fostering a safer, more peaceful world.

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