Gah-Kai Leung

PhD Candidate in Political Theory, Department of Politics & International Studies, University of Warwick



Gah-Kai Leung (first name pronounced ‘GAR-kay’) is a PhD candidate in Political Theory at the Department of Politics & International Studies at the University of Warwick. His dissertation considers the ethical and political issues in earthquake risk management. Specifically, he focuses on the risk of catastrophic tsunami-generating earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest region of North America. He is formally supervised by Simon Caney and Keith Hyams, with informal collaborators in geology and earth science including Rebecca Bell and Douglas Toomey.

He has related interests in science and technology policy; the philosophy of (social) science; social epistemology; environmental ethics; intergenerational justice; the ethics of risk and uncertainty; natural hazards; and the governance of risk and disasters. He is open to collaboration in any of these areas.

At Warwick, he is affiliated with the Centre for Ethics, Law & Public Affairs and the Interdisciplinary Ethics Research Group. He is also a member of the Institute for Risk & Disaster Reduction at UCL.