Michael Dello-Iacovo is a Strategy Lead & Researcher for the Sentience Institute, and is the Animal Justice Party deputy convener for the NSW branch. He has a PhD in space science, which was focused on off-Earth exploration, mining and asteroid impact risk. Michael hosts the Morality is Hard podcast where he examines ethical questions, and argues that everyday ethical choices are harder than we think they are. Michael is also an avid rock climber.
Michael has run in five elections at all three levels of Australian government for the Animal Justice Party.
Michael has dedicated his life to giving back and making the world a better place for all. To that end, in 2016 he pledged to donate all of his income above $45,000 (in 2016 dollars) each year to the most effective charities and causes.
Michael has a passion for science and ethics communication. He has given public lectures and appeared on TV, radio and online news outlets to discuss topics of public interest including asteroid impact risk, renewable energy, effective charitable programs and interventions, public health, climate change and ethics.
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“I don’t hold typical ideas on self-improvement. If you think I am wrong about something, or you think I could be doing more good with my life than my current life-trajectory, I don’t just want you to be brutally honest with me, I need you to be. Please reach out with any concerns, criticisms or advice (you can do so anonymously here).”
“I change my mind more than I update my blog. Statements I have previously made don’t necessarily represent what I believe now.”