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Sunday, August 7 • 10:20am - 11:20am
Creating Effective Policies

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The primary research focus of effective altruism has been on doing good through philanthropy and career choice. But government is one of the biggest levers in the world; as effective altruism grows want to understand how we can apply the same evidence-based, impartial, mindset to the world of policy.

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Genya Dana

Senior Science Policy Officer, U.S. Department of State
Genya V. Dana is a Senior Science Policy Officer in the Office of the Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary of State, at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, DC. She advises on emerging biotechnologies and international policy issues, is a negotiator on science, technology and innovation in multi-lateral organizations like the United Nations, and works to advance science, technology and innovation for sustainable development with... Read More →
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Seb Farquhar

EA Policy, CEA
Seb joined CEA to establish the Global Priorities Project, having previously worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Co. where he focused on public and social sector work. Before that, he was on the founding team of 80,000 Hours and wrote the world’s first ever statement of what effective altruism was. Seb has a Masters degree in Physics and Philosophy from Oxford.

Tom Kalil

Thomas Kalil is Deputy Director for Technology and Innovation for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and Senior Advisor for Science, Technology and Innovation for the National Economic Council. From 2001 to 2008, Kalil was Special Assistant to the Chancellor for Science and Technology at UC Berkeley. He was responsible for developing major new multi-disciplinary research and education initiatives at the intersection of... Read More →
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Rajesh Mirchandani

Vice President, Communications and Policy Outreach, Center for Global Development
At CGD we believe changing policy is the best way to do good. We work to change the policies, practices and perspectives of rich countries and powerful institutions to help make the world more prosperous, equitable and just for all. We are always looking for others passionate about our approach to effective altruism. Come and say hi if that's you!

Sunday August 7, 2016 10:20am - 11:20am
1. Zellerbach Hall 101 Zellerbach Hall #4800, Berkeley, CA 94720

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