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Sunday, August 7 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Comparing Causes

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If there are significant differences in how effectively work in different cause areas may help the world, then it could be extremely important to choose the best one. Many of us are explicitly or implicitly making judgements about this by choosing what to support, but we don't all agree. We can thrive as a movement of people co-operating despite disagreement, but it seems valuable to understand exactly how others trying to help the world effectively can come to different conclusions. In this workshop we'll collectively work to uncover some of this reasoning.

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Owen Cotton Barratt

Owen leads the research at the Global Priorities Project, part of the Centre for Effective Altruism. He has a PhD in mathematics from the University of Oxford, was a founding member of Giving What We Can, and is a James Martin Research Fellow at the Future of Humanity Institute. He has written papers in mathematics, economics, and philosophy, and his research currently focuses on how we can prioritise between pressing problems under conditions of... Read More →


Sunday August 7, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
5. Tilden Room 2495 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

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