Effective Altruism

Category: Social

Effective altruism is an intellectual and social movement that applies evidence and reason to determine the most effective ways to improve the world. Influenced by the work of philosophers such as Peter Singer, Toby Ord, and William MacAskill, Effective Altruism is founded on the principles of doing the most good possible, using evidence and reason to find interventions into cause areas that are important, neglected, and tractable. A more in-depth FAQ about the movement is available here: https://whatiseffectivealtruism.com/

We run a variety of activities, with the intention of helping you to do as much good as possible.
Previous events have included:
Free careers workshops with 80,000 Hours, the world's first and foremost high impact careers agency. These sessions are dedicated to helping you plan your future career to make the biggest difference you can.
Talks on topics related to Effective Altruism, such as the philosophy behind the movement or the best way of making a difference in cause areas as diverse as global development, animal suffering, climate change, or existential risks.
Tours of the Schistosomiasis Control Initiative, a charity based at Imperial that supports deworming programs in sub-Saharan Africa. It has been endorsed as one of the most effective charities in the world by evidence-based charity evaluators such as Giving What We Can, GiveWell, and The Life You Can Save

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