How students will lead the alternative protein revolution | Amy Huang

Industrial animal agriculture sits at the intersection of many of the most pressing challenges facing human and non-human animal kind. To alleviate these pressures in the wake of rising global meat demand, we must accelerate the development of alternative proteins that compete with their conventional animal counterparts on the basis of taste, price, and convenience. …

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CEA strategy update | Max Dalton & Joan Gass

Max Dalton (Executive Director) and Joan Gass (Managing Director) from the Centre for Effective Altruism provide an update on CEA’s movement building strategy and answer questions from the audience. Centre for Effective Altruism, or CEA, is an organization whose mission is to build a community of students and professionals acting on EA principles, by creating …

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80,000 Hours: Key Ideas with Ben Todd

80,000 Hours is a non-profit that provides research and support to help people switch into careers that effectively tackle the world’s most pressing problems. Ben discusses the most useful things they’ve learned so far. Ben Todd managed 80,000 Hours while it grew from a lecture, to a student society, to the organisation it is today. …

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How I think students should orient to AI safety | Buck Shlegeris

Buck argues that students should engage with AI safety by trying to actually assess the arguments and the safety proposals. He claims that this is doable and useful. Buck Shlegeris is a researcher at the Machine Intelligence Research Institute. Buck works to make the future good for sentient beings; at the moment he believes that …

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SCI Foundation: deworming done differently | Katie Fantaguzzi

SCI Foundation has been selected by GiveWell as one of its most effective charities every year since 2009. How does SCI reach and improve the lives of the poorest of the poor? What is unique about this organisation’s approach and outsized impact? Senior Monitoring, Evaluation, and Research Advisor Katie Fantaguzzi discusses SCI’s progress toward its …

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Global Health and Development Career Stories | Nikita Patel

Nikita co-founded Fortify Health, a wheat flour fortification initiative based in India, with Brendan Eappen in 2017. They launched Fortify Health with a seed grant and support from what was to become Charity Entrepreneurship, and have since received two GiveWell incubation grants to scale up wheat flour fortification in Maharashtra and West Bengal, India. Nikita …

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Getting a career in global development | Tony Senanayake

Are you thinking about how to practically pursue a career with an effective altruism aligned organization but do not come from a traditional background? Tony has lived many lives including as a management consultant, lawyer and now global development practitioner. Tony discusses the role that active experimentation has had in shaping his current world view …

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Building a strong community through effective altruism groups | Catherine Low

Catherine shares the Centre for Effective Altruism’s latest thinking about the key role that EA groups play in building our community, suggests possible goals for groups, and outlines the support available to groups if you’re currently organising a group or keen to learn more about how to start one. Catherine Low is a Groups Support …

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Doing good as a student: tradeoffs and project ideas | Claire Zabel

Claire discusses different potential high-impact approaches to one’s time as a student, and the tradeoffs between them, such as pursuing opportunities to gain career capital vs. doing directly impactful research. She focuses on the conditions under which she thinks students should and shouldn’t try to do community building and high-impact projects as students, and some …

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Which cause to work on? | Kit Harris

This is a talk for people who want to figure out which cause to work on and are just getting started in doing so. Kit Harris leads on grant investigations and researches promising fields at Longview Philanthropy. He also writes about our recommendations and research for our philanthropists. Prior to focusing on high-impact philanthropic work, Kit …

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