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Effective Altruism is a social movement dedicated to finding ways you can best help others, whether through your charitable donations, career choices, or volunteer projects. EA Talks features presentations and discussions that can help you find something you're excited about. Lately, we've been focusing a lot on new opportunities in pandemic prevention, charity entrepreneurship, and AI safety. But we also have talks on other important topics like animal welfare, global health, nuclear security, climate change, and cause prioritization research. Most of the content is from EA Global videos, packaged for easy listening on the go. If you have feedback or would like to suggest an episode, please reach out.

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Hilary Greaves | On the desire to make a difference | Global Priorities Institute 2022
You can watch this talk with the video on the GPI YouTube channel. This presentation was given at the 10th Oxford Workshop on Global Priorities Research, June 2022.You can find the full transcript here: https://globalprioritiesinstitute.org...Find out more about the Global Priorities Institute: https://globalprioritiesinstitute.org/Effective Altruism is a social movement dedicated to finding ways to do the most good possible, whether through charitable donations, career choices, or volunteer projects. EA Global conferences are gatherings for EAs to meet. You can also listen to this talk along with its accompanying video on YouTube.
40:35 5/14/23
Teruji Thomas | The Multiverse and the Veil: Population Ethics Under Uncertainty | Global Priorities Institute 2022
You can watch this talk with the video on the GPI YouTube channel. This presentation was given at the 10th Oxford Workshop on Global Priorities Research, June 2022.Full transcript is available here: https://globalprioritiesinstitute.org...Find out more about the Global Priorities Institute: https://globalprioritiesinstitute.org/Effective Altruism is a social movement dedicated to finding ways to do the most good possible, whether through charitable donations, career choices, or volunteer projects. EA Global conferences are gatherings for EAs to meet. You can also listen to this talk along with its accompanying video on YouTube.
35:44 5/13/23
Benjamin Tereick | Creating short term proxies for long term forecasts | Global Priorities Institute 2022
You can watch this talk with the video on the GPI YouTube channel. This presentation was given at the 10th Oxford Workshop on Global Priorities Research, June 2022.You can find the full transcript here: https://globalprioritiesinstitute.org...Find out more about the Global Priorities Institute: https://globalprioritiesinstitute.org/Effective Altruism is a social movement dedicated to finding ways to do the most good possible, whether through charitable donations, career choices, or volunteer projects. EA Global conferences are gatherings for EAs to meet. You can also listen to this talk along with its accompanying video on YouTube.
30:47 5/12/23
Oded Galor | The Journey of Humanity | Global Priorities Institute 2022
You can view this talk with the video on the GPI YouTube channel. Public Lecture: The Journey of Humanity - Oded Galor 10 June 2022In The Journey of Humanity Oded Galor offers a revelatory explanation of how humanity became, only very recently, the unique species to have escaped a life of subsistence poverty, enjoying previously unthinkable wealth and longevity. He reveals why this process has been so unequal around the world, resulting in the great disparities between nations that exist today. He shows why so many of our efforts to improve lives have failed and how they might succeed.The full transcript is available here: https://globalprioritiesinstitute.org...Find out more about the Global Priorities Institute: https://globalprioritiesinstitute.org/You can find more information about Oded Galor here: https://www.odedgalor.com/The Journey of Humanity: https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/44495...Effective Altruism is a social movement dedicated to finding ways to do the most good possible, whether through charitable donations, career choices, or volunteer projects. EA Global conferences are gatherings for EAs to meet. You can also listen to this talk along with its accompanying video on YouTube.
55:59 5/7/23
Jeffrey Sanford Russell | Problems for Impartiality | Global Priorities Institute 2022
You can view this talk with the video on the GPI YouTube channel. Parfit Memorial Lecture 2022 hosted by the Global Priorities Institute 16 June 2022The Parfit Memorial Lecture is an annual distinguished lecture series established by the Global Priorities Institute in memory of Professor Derek Parfit. The aim is to encourage research among academic philosophers on topics related to global priorities research - using evidence and reason to figure out the most effective ways to improve the world. This year, we were delighted to have Jeffrey Sanford Russell deliver the Parfit Memorial Lecture. The Parfit Memorial lecture is organised in conjunction with the Atkinson Memorial Lecture.The full transcript is available here: https://globalprioritiesinstitute.org...Find out more about the Global Priorities Institute: https://globalprioritiesinstitute.org/Effective Altruism is a social movement dedicated to finding ways to do the most good possible, whether through charitable donations, career choices, or volunteer projects. EA Global conferences are gatherings for EAs to meet. You can also listen to this talk along with its accompanying video on YouTube.
55:50 5/6/23
Jeff Sebo | Artificial Sentience and the Ethics of Connected Minds | Global Priorities Institute 2022
You can watch this talk with the video on the GPI YouTube channel. This presentation was given at the 10th Oxford Workshop on Global Priorities Research, June 2022.The full transcript is available here: https://globalprioritiesinstitute.org...Find out more about the Global Priorities Institute: https://globalprioritiesinstitute.org/Effective Altruism is a social movement dedicated to finding ways to do the most good possible, whether through charitable donations, career choices, or volunteer projects. EA Global conferences are gatherings for EAs to meet. You can also listen to this talk along with its accompanying video on YouTube.
35:29 5/5/23
Andreas Mogensen, David Thorstad | Tough enough? Robust satisficing as a decision norm for long term | Global Priorities Institute 2021 (Academic talks)
 You can watch this talk with the video on the GPI YouTube channel. Presentation given March 2021.The full transcript is available here: https://globalprioritiesinstitute.org...Read the working paper: https://globalprioritiesinstitute.org...Find out more about the Global Priorities Institute: https://globalprioritiesinstitute.org/Effective Altruism is a social movement dedicated to finding ways to do the most good possible, whether through charitable donations, career choices, or volunteer projects. EA Global conferences are gatherings for EAs to meet. You can also listen to this talk along with its accompanying video on YouTube.
32:41 5/1/23
Orri Stefansson | Should welfare equality be a global priority? | Global Priorities Institiute 2021
You can view this talk with the video on the GPI YouTube channel. Parfit Memorial Lecture 2021 hosted by the Global Priorities Institute 14 June 2021.The Parfit Memorial Lecture is an annual distinguished lecture series established by the Global Priorities Institute in memory of Professor Derek Parfit. The aim is to encourage research among academic philosophers on topics related to global priorities research - using evidence and reason to figure out the most effective ways to improve the world. This year, we were delighted to have Professor Orri Stefansson deliver the Parfit Memorial Lecture. The Parfit Memorial lecture is organised in conjunction with the Atkinson Memorial Lecture.The full transcript is available here: https://globalprioritiesinstitute.org...Find out more about the Global Priorities Institute: https://globalprioritiesinstitute.org/Parfit Memorial Lecture 2021: https://globalprioritiesinstitute.org...Atkinson Memorial Lecture 2021: https://globalprioritiesinstitute.org...Effective Altruism is a social movement dedicated to finding ways to do the most good possible, whether through charitable donations, career choices, or volunteer projects. EA Global conferences are gatherings for EAs to meet. You can also listen to this talk along with its accompanying video on YouTube.
58:13 4/30/23
Teruji Thomas | A paradox for tiny probabilities and enormous values | Global Priorities Institiute 2020
Presentation given December 2020.The full transcript is available here: https://globalprioritiesinstitute.org...Read the working paper: https://globalprioritiesinstitute.org...Find out more about the Global Priorities Institute: https://globalprioritiesinstitute.org/Effective Altruism is a social movement dedicated to finding ways to do the most good possible, whether through charitable donations, career choices, or volunteer projects. EA Global conferences are gatherings for EAs to meet. You can also listen to this talk along with its accompanying video on YouTube.
27:50 4/29/23
Andreas Mogensen | The good news about just saving | Global Priorities Institute 2020
You can watch this talk with the video on the GPI YouTube channel. Presented as part of the Global Priorities Seminar series 12 June 2020.The full transcript is available here: https://globalprioritiesinstitute.org...Find out more about the Global Priorities Institute: https://globalprioritiesinstitute.org/ Effective Altruism is a social movement dedicated to finding ways to do the most good possible, whether through charitable donations, career choices, or volunteer projects. EA Global conferences are gatherings for EAs to meet. You can also listen to this talk along with its accompanying video on YouTube.
50:00 4/28/23
Andreas Mogensen - What does the future ask of us? | Global Priorities Insititute 2019 (Academic talks)
You can view this talk with the video on the GPI YouTube channel. Presentation given at the Global Priorities Institute December 2019.The full transcript is available here: https://globalprioritiesinstitute.org...Find out more about the Global Priorities Institute: https://globalprioritiesinstitute.org/Effective Altruism is a social movement dedicated to finding ways to do the most good possible, whether through charitable donations, career choices, or volunteer projects. EA Global conferences are gatherings for EAs to meet. You can also listen to this talk along with its accompanying video on YouTube.
33:20 4/24/23
Teruji Thomas | The Asymmetry, Uncertainty, and the Long Term | Global Priorities Institute 2019
You can view this talk with the video on the GPI YouTube channel.  Presentation given at the Global Priorities Institute September 2019.The full transcript is available here: https://globalprioritiesinstitute.org...Find out more about the Global Priorities Institute: https://globalprioritiesinstitute.org/Effective Altruism is a social movement dedicated to finding ways to do the most good possible, whether through charitable donations, career choices, or volunteer projects. EA Global conferences are gatherings for EAs to meet. You can also listen to this talk along with its accompanying video on YouTube.
25:14 4/23/23
Andreas Mogensen | The Only Ethical Argument for Positive Delta? | Global Priorities Institute 2019
You can view this talk with the video on the GPI YouTube channel. Originally presented at the Global Priorities Institute June 2019The full transcript is available here: https://globalprioritiesinstitute.org...Find out more about the Global Priorities Institute: https://globalprioritiesinstitute.org/Effective Altruism is a social movement dedicated to finding ways to do the most good possible, whether through charitable donations, career choices, or volunteer projects. EA Global conferences are gatherings for EAs to meet. You can also listen to this talk along with its accompanying video on YouTube.
24:43 4/22/23
Christian J. Tarsney - The Epistemic Challenge to Longtermism | Global Priorities Institute 2019
You can view this talk with the video on the GPI YouTube channel. Originally presented at the Global Priorities Institute June 2019.The full transcript is available here: https://globalprioritiesinstitute.org...Find out more about the Global Priorities Institute: https://globalprioritiesinstitute.org/Effective Altruism is a social movement dedicated to finding ways to do the most good possible, whether through charitable donations, career choices, or volunteer projects. EA Global conferences are gatherings for EAs to meet. You can also listen to this talk along with its accompanying video on YouTube.
36:03 4/21/23
Hilary Greaves - The case for longtermism | Global Priorities Institute 2019
You can view this talk with the video on the GPI YouTube channel. Presented at the Global Priorities Institute (Oxford University) June 2019.The full transcript is available here: https://globalprioritiesinstitute.org...Find out more about the Global Priorities Institute: https://globalprioritiesinstitute.org/Effective Altruism is a social movement dedicated to finding ways to do the most good possible, whether through charitable donations, career choices, or volunteer projects. EA Global conferences are gatherings for EAs to meet. You can also listen to this talk along with its accompanying video on YouTube.
58:58 4/17/23
Marc Fleurbaey - Valuing (far) future generations | Global Priorities Institute 2019
You can view this talk with the video on the GPI YouTube channel. The Atkinson Memorial Lecture is an annual distinguished lecture series established in 2018 in memory of Professor Sir Tony Atkinson, jointly by the Global Priorities Institute and the Department of Economics. The aim is to encourage research among academic economists on topics related to global prioritisation - using evidence and reason to figure out the most effective ways to improve the world. This year, we were delighted to have Professor Marc Fleurbaey deliver the Atkinson Memorial Lecture. The Atkinson Memorial lecture is organised in conjunction with the Parfit Memorial Lecture.The full transcript is available here: https://globalprioritiesinstitute.org...Find out more about the Global Priorities Institute: https://globalprioritiesinstitute.org/Effective Altruism is a social movement dedicated to finding ways to do the most good possible, whether through charitable donations, career choices, or volunteer projects. EA Global conferences are gatherings for EAs to meet. You can also listen to this talk along with its accompanying video on YouTube.
61:30 4/16/23
Closing session & Fireside Chat | Matthew Yglesias | EAG DC 22
The final session of the conference includes some closing words from Eli Nathan, followed by a fireside chat with Matthew Yglesias and Kelsey Piper.Effective Altruism is a social movement dedicated to finding ways to do the most good possible, whether through charitable donations, career choices, or volunteer projects. EA Global conferences are gatherings for EAs to meet. You can also listen to this talk along with its accompanying video on YouTube.
46:11 4/15/23
Workshop: Improving Executive Function | Damon Pourtahmaseb-Sasi | EAG DC 22
This workshop goes over the basics of how to better understand the way our executive function process works, and some steps to improving it.Effective Altruism is a social movement dedicated to finding ways to do the most good possible, whether through charitable donations, career choices, or volunteer projects. EA Global conferences are gatherings for EAs to meet. You can also listen to this talk along with its accompanying video on YouTube.
44:28 4/15/23
Workshop: Feedback for EAs | Zachary Robinson | EAG DC 22
Do you manage EAs? Are you trying to skill-up in either giving or receiving feedback? In this workshop, Zach walks through some advice for cultivating good feedback norms at your organization. This session will mostly be geared towards folks who manage EAs, but could be useful for people at all levels of an organization.Effective Altruism is a social movement dedicated to finding ways to do the most good possible, whether through charitable donations, career choices, or volunteer projects. EA Global conferences are gatherings for EAs to meet. You can also listen to this talk along with its accompanying video on YouTube.
38:09 4/11/23
Fireside chat: Why We Fight — The Roots of War and the Paths to Peace | Chris Blattman | EAG DC 22
Chris Blattman and Kelsey Piper discuss a range of issues in this fireside chat, including Chris's new book, "Why We Fight"."Why We Fight" draws on decades of economics, political science, psychology, and real-world interventions to synthesize the root causes and remedies for war. From warring states to street gangs, ethnic groups and religious sects to political factions, there are common dynamics across all these levels. Effective Altruism is a social movement dedicated to finding ways to do the most good possible, whether through charitable donations, career choices, or volunteer projects. EA Global conferences are gatherings for EAs to meet. You can also listen to this talk along with its accompanying video on YouTube.
57:46 4/9/23
First Timers at EA Global | Angelina Li | EAG DC 22
This session is a brief overview of how to get the most out of EA Global, and provides an opportunity to meet with other first-time attendees.Effective Altruism is a social movement dedicated to finding ways to do the most good possible, whether through charitable donations, career choices, or volunteer projects. EA Global conferences are gatherings for EAs to meet. You can also listen to this talk along with its accompanying video on YouTube.
26:29 4/8/23
Workshop: How can we have better online discussions? | Lizka Vaintrob | EAG Bay Area 23
Workshop: How can we have better online discussions? | Lizka Vaintrob | EAG Bay Area 23 - YouTubeEffective Altruism is a social movement dedicated to finding ways to do the most good possible, whether through charitable donations, career choices, or volunteer projects. EA Global conferences are gatherings for EAs to meet. You can also listen to this talk along with its accompanying video on YouTube.
46:55 4/7/23
Workshop: Improve your decision-making | Spencer Greenberg | EAG Bay Area 23
Workshop: Improve your decision-making | Spencer Greenberg | EAG Bay Area 23 - YouTubeEffective Altruism is a social movement dedicated to finding ways to do the most good possible, whether through charitable donations, career choices, or volunteer projects. EA Global conferences are gatherings for EAs to meet. You can also listen to this talk along with its accompanying video on YouTube.
21:23 4/7/23
First timers at EA Global | Elika Somani | EAG Bay Area 23
First timers at EA Global | Elika Somani | EAG Bay Area 23 - YouTubeEffective Altruism is a social movement dedicated to finding ways to do the most good possible, whether through charitable donations, career choices, or volunteer projects. EA Global conferences are gatherings for EAs to meet. You can also listen to this talk along with its accompanying video on YouTube.
31:23 4/7/23
Workshop: Impostor syndrome | Kat Woods | EAG Bay Area 23
Workshop: Impostor syndrome | Kat Woods | EAG Bay Area 23 - YouTubeEffective Altruism is a social movement dedicated to finding ways to do the most good possible, whether through charitable donations, career choices, or volunteer projects. EA Global conferences are gatherings for EAs to meet. You can also listen to this talk along with its accompanying video on YouTube.
40:34 4/7/23
Opening session: Toby Ord | Toby Ord | EAG Bay Area 23
Opening session: Toby Ord | Toby Ord | EAG Bay Area 23 - YouTubeEffective Altruism is a social movement dedicated to finding ways to do the most good possible, whether through charitable donations, career choices, or volunteer projects. EA Global conferences are gatherings for EAs to meet. You can also listen to this talk along with its accompanying video on YouTube.
38:24 4/7/23
Will AI end everything? A guide to guessing | Katja Grace | EAG Bay Area 23
Will AI end everything? A guide to guessing | Katja Grace | EAG Bay Area 23 - YouTubeEffective Altruism is a social movement dedicated to finding ways to do the most good possible, whether through charitable donations, career choices, or volunteer projects. EA Global conferences are gatherings for EAs to meet. You can also listen to this talk along with its accompanying video on YouTube.
39:15 4/7/23
What's new in Open Philanthropy's GH&W work? | James Snowden & Norma Altshuler | EAG Bay Area 23
What's new in Open Philanthropy's GH&W work? | James Snowden & Norma Altshuler | EAG Bay Area 23 - YouTubeEffective Altruism is a social movement dedicated to finding ways to do the most good possible, whether through charitable donations, career choices, or volunteer projects. EA Global conferences are gatherings for EAs to meet. You can also listen to this talk along with its accompanying video on YouTube.
54:47 4/7/23
Fireside chat: Russia, Ukraine and NATO | Rose Gottemoeller | EAG Bay Area 23
Fireside chat: Russia, Ukraine and NATO | Rose Gottemoeller | EAG Bay Area 23 - YouTubeEffective Altruism is a social movement dedicated to finding ways to do the most good possible, whether through charitable donations, career choices, or volunteer projects. EA Global conferences are gatherings for EAs to meet. You can also listen to this talk along with its accompanying video on YouTube.
55:41 4/7/23
Nuclear weapons: ethics, law, and the limits of safety | Scott D. Sagan | EAG Bay Area 23
Nuclear weapons: ethics, law, and the limits of safety | Scott D. Sagan | EAG Bay Area 23 - YouTubeEffective Altruism is a social movement dedicated to finding ways to do the most good possible, whether through charitable donations, career choices, or volunteer projects. EA Global conferences are gatherings for EAs to meet. You can also listen to this talk along with its accompanying video on YouTube.
60:48 4/7/23

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