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 Contractor for Center for Effective Altruism. Catherine provides support to effective altruism groups around the world. Before joining CEA, she managed the Students for High-Impact Charity program and taught science, physics, and ethics at the high school level. She is also heavily involved in EA community building across New Zealand and Australia. Catherine holds a PhD in physics from the University of Melbourne.

This talk was taken from EA Global Asia and Pacific 2020. Click here to watch the talk with the PowerPoint presentation.

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 particular project options she thinks are potentially promising for some students, largely from a longtermist perspective.

Claire Zabel is a program officer on global catastrophic risks for Open Philanthropy. She leads Open Philanthropy’s grantmaking on effective altruism and does research and makes grants across Open Philanthropy’s efforts to reduce global catastrophic risks. She joined Open Philanthropy in August 2015 as a Research Analyst. Claire has a B.S. and M.S. in Earth Systems from Stanford University, where she conducted research related to the science, ethics, and governance of solar geoengineering.

This talk was taken from EA Student Summit 2020. Click here to watch the talk with the PowerPoint presentation.