April 11, 2014
By S. Matthew Liao
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GOOD DONE RIGHT: a conference on effective altruism
7-9 July 2014
All Souls College, Oxford, UK
Speakers include: Derek Parfit (Oxford), Thomas Pogge (Yale), Rachel Glennerster (MIT Poverty Action Lab), Nick Bostrom (Oxford), Norman Daniels (Harvard), Jeremy Lauer (WHO-CHOICE), Toby Ord (Oxford), William MacAskill (Cambridge), Larissa MacFarquhar (the New Yorker), Nick Beckstead (Oxford), Owen Cotton-Barratt (Oxford).
For further information and registration, please visit www.gooddoneright.com.
Effective altruism is a growing intellectual movement at the intersection of academia and the public world. It seeks to use insights from ethical theory, economics, and related disciplines to identify the best means to secure and promote the most important values, and to advocate for their adoption. To this end, philosophers at Oxford have established the Centre for Effective Altruism, a registered charity with close ties to the University, comprising two organizations, Giving What We Can and 80,000 Hours, the first of which focuses on effective giving, the second on ethical careers.
The aim of this conference is to bring together leading thinkers to address issues related to effective altruism in a shared setting. Topics include: our obligations as individuals and citizens in a highly unequal world; prioritization among different cause-areas; the moral importance of cost-effectiveness considerations in aid and health-care allocation; the measurement, aggregation, and comparison of benefits; the ethics of career choice; population ethics, and other issues that matter for how to do the most good.There will also be a conference dinner on the 8th in the Hall of All Souls.