Joel Christoph is a Summer Research Fellow at the Future of Humanity Institute and a dual degree master’s candidate in Global Politics and Economics at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and Tsinghua University. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and his interests include governance, international political economy and the long-term future. His writings have appeared in publications including the European Forum Alpbach Magazine, European Horizons, the Institute of Business Ethics, the Istituto Affari Internazionali and the Trans European Policy Studies Association. Previously, he worked at a foreign policy think tank, an independent research consultancy, a blockchain research institute and a digital media company and was selected by Bertelsmann and the Financial Times for their respective 2019 Talent competitions. He has also organized independent media events, particularly on East Asian affairs, emerging technologies and electronic music.