Benjamin Boudreaux

Benjamin Boudreaux

Policy Researcher; Professor of Policy Analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School


Benjamin Boudreaux (he/him) is policy researcher at RAND and professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School working at the intersection of ethics, emerging technology, and human security. His current research focuses on the ethics of artificial intelligence technologies, including issues related to AI governance, catastrophic risks, and surveillance. He teaches Ethics in Theory, Policy, and Practice at Pardee RAND.

Prior to joining RAND, Boudreaux was a diplomat in the State Department's Cyber Policy office, where he worked to promote security, stability, and human rights in cyberspace. Boudreaux also taught philosophical ethics and government to persons incarcerated at San Quentin state prison.

Boudreaux holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of California, Berkeley, a M.S. in foreign service from Georgetown University, and a B.A. in economics and philosophy from NYU.


Ph.D. in philosophy, University of California at Berkeley; M.S. in foreign service, Georgetown University; B.A. in economics and philosophy, New York University



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