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Introducing Effective Altruism: TED Talk Viewing and Giving Game

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  • UserTED talk and Giving Game
  • ClockThursday 29 June 2017, 19:15-20:30
  • HouseCUSU Lounge.

If you have a question about this talk, please contact Miss Eve McCormick.

Effective altruism is about answering one question: how can we use our resources to help others the most? Rather than just doing what feels right, we use evidence and careful analysis to find the very best causes to work on.

Interested in learning more? We’d love to meet you. Join us for drinks, snacks and interesting conversations about the most effective ways to do good.

We’ll start by watching Esther Duflo’s TED talk on using science to evaluate efforts to alleviate poverty.

Esther Duflo is the Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In her research, she seeks to understand the economic lives of the poor, with the aim to help design and evaluate social policies.

After this, there will be a “Giving Game”, which will provide an opportunity to learn about three different charities, and to vote for the one which you determine to be the most effective.

There will be on a short presentation on each charity:

The Against Malaria Foundation Schistosomiasis Control Initiative Development Media International

We have received funding to donate £10 per attendee to the charity which receives the most votes.

The event is open to the public, regardless of affiliation with the University of Cambridge, and attendance is free.

Effective Altruism Cambridge is part of an international community of people who are using evidence and careful analysis to find the best ways to do good. It is the umbrella society for Giving What We Can Cambridge, 80,000 Hours Cambridge and Future of Sentience Cambridge

This talk is part of the Effective Altruism: Cambridge series.

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