Cecil Abungu

Research Affiliate

Cecil Abungu

Cecil Abungu's current work argues that antidiscrimination law should be expanded to cover people in the long-term future. Cecil also conducts research around AI risk with a special focus on the unique issues faced by countries in the global south. To further his research and build his knowledge in longtermism and AI risk, Cecil received support from Open Philanthropy's early career funding for individuals interested in improving the long-term future. He was previously a Summer Research Fellow with the Legal Priorities Project, and has published in the African Journal of International and Comparative Law, Oxford's Chinese Journal of Comparative Law, and the Vienna Journal on International Constitutional Law, among others. This year, he also has upcoming work in the Harvard National Security Journal and the Case Western Journal on Law, Technology & the Internet. Cecil has an LLB degree from Strathmore Law School in Nairobi, Kenya and an LLM degree from Harvard Law School. Apart from his research experience, he has taught a variety of classes to undergraduate students at Strathmore Law School in Nairobi, Kenya.