Calling All Papers: 2022 Multidisciplinary Forum on Longtermism and the Law



Event Date: 

06/9/22 to 06/12/22

Location name: 

University of Hamburg and Online


The University of Hamburg and the Legal Priorities Project

The University of Hamburg and the Legal Priorities Project are co-organizing the 2022 Multidisciplinary Forum on Longtermism and the Law on 9-11 June 2022. The guiding theme of this Forum is the role of law in sustaining and improving life hundreds or even thousands of years into the future. The Forum is planned as a hybrid event, with participants unable to attend in person at the University of Hamburg having the option of presenting virtually.

We invite proposals for papers from researchers of various disciplines to be presented at the Forum. Participants are encouraged to consult the research agenda of the Legal Priorities Project on the foundations of legal longtermism and promising research avenues. Of particular interest are submissions that address legal mechanisms to protect future generations or engage with the regulation of existential risk, either in general or as a result of advanced artificial intelligence, runaway climate change, synthetic biology, and pandemics. We welcome and highly encourage submissions that consider creative ways to tackle issues on the theme of Longtermism and the Law.

Interested participants should submit an abstract of not more than 500 words and their biographical information by 15 February 2022 via the website. Any inquiries in connection with this Forum can be directed to