Randolph Hencken: The Independent Institute

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Randolph Hencken
Randolph Hencken

Randolph Hencken is the Executive Director of The Seasteading Institute, a U.S.-based, nonprofit think tank working to enable seasteading communities—floating cities—which will allow the next generation of pioneers to test new ideas for government.

Seasteaders envision a vibrant, startup sector for governance, with many small groups testing out innovative ideas as they compete to better serve their citizens’ needs. Randy developed the Floating City Project, a blueprint for ocean habitation that combines principles of both seasteading and startup cities, by seeking to locate a floating city within the territorial waters of an existing nation. He currently serves as chairman of the Board of Trustees for Students for Sensible Drug Policy, an international organization advocating for drug policy reforms based on science and compassion.