July 2018 Newsletter

Applications are now open for EA Global. In October over 400 people are meeting up, learning and discussing how we can have a bigger impact as a community. Here is a review from the perspective of someone in animal advocacy who went to EAG London last year. 

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Read below for more events and links to the latest research, jobs and updates.


Social: (Reworked) Monthly Social
When: Tuesday 17th July

No theme/structure - just come along and chat about whatever you want with others who are trying to do the most good they can in a rational, evidence-based way.

Meetup: EA for Christians
When: Thursday 19th July

Following the success of the first effective altruism for Christians meet-up in London, another is being hosted.

Social: Newcomer Social
When: Saturday 21st July

For people who are new to the ideas of effective altruism, or who have known about it for a while but haven't met others with similar views in person yet.

Discussion: Productive Disagreements
When: Tuesday 24th July

We are going to explore an interactive format for having more productive and informative disagreements.

Workshop: Getting (More) Involved
When: Saturday 28th July

This session will explore the various ways that you can apply EA to different areas of your life.

Discussion: Peer Support
When: Sunday 29th July

For members of the Effective Altruism community in London who wish to seek/give support amongst each other regarding emotional challenges. Email holly@ealondon.com for more details.

Workshop: Effective Animal Advocacy Training
When: Saturday 1st - Sunday 2nd September

Two-day training led by Dr. Melanie Joy and Tobias Leenaert aiming to increase the impact of advocates and to provide tools to increase their organisations effectiveness.

Conference: EA Global
When: Friday 26th - Sunday 28th October

The goal of EA Global is to increase attendees’ knowledge, skills and networks to enable them to do the most good possible.

What Londoners are up to . . . 

• Greg has opened up the EA hotel in Blackpool with free accommodation.

• Saulius has written up lessons learnt from the EA London weekend.

• Victoria discussing AI safety on a Future of Life Institute podcast. 

• Henry has created a visualisation showing the importance of donation choice when donating to animal charities.

Latest Jobs

• Charity Entrepreneurship have a 2 month programme for people looking to start a high impact charity. The are also have an outreach internship for people based in the UK.

• CEA are looking for various roles including community specialist, executive assistant to the CEO and a UK operations manager. Closes 6th July.

• FHI are looking for up to 6 researchers for their research scholar programme. Significant research experience is not required. Closes 11th July.

• Research roles at GiveWell (remote).

• Volunteer with AidGrade who aim to improve the effectiveness of international development.

• UK policy advisor - national risk assessment in the Cabinet Office. Closes 22nd July.

• What Works Wellbeing are looking for a trustee.

• Various manager and director roles at Evidence Action (non UK).

• Researcher at ODI. Closes 6th July.

• 80,000 Hours job board with filters by location, problem area and role type.

• A list of remote volunteering opportunities.

• If you want to meet up and discuss career options in person, you can apply via this form.

Latest Research and Updates

• GiveDirectly are launching in Liberia.

• Our World in Data have released a progress tracker for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals which goes into country level detail.

• 80,000 Hours with an advanced reading list for people who have already read the career guide.

• Tara Mac Aulay talking to 80k about what people misunderstand about operations work and how to work out if ops will be a good fit for you.

• The Cellular Agriculture Society has launched, aiming to help coordinate and create a movement for clean meat.

• Max Roser on Bill Gate's blog talking about the 3 facts everyone should know.

• A psychological and marketing look at why donors tend to act on emotion rather than logic. Abstract here.

• Research suggesting people should signal their large good deeds rather than small ones, and should promote causes rather than individual actions.

• Researchers from Yale are looking for participants for their study into moral emotions and attitudes. There is compensation and a chance to earn donations for EA funds.

• A post on wellbeing and impostor syndrome within effective altruism. 

• A second AI safety camp has been announced for October. There is also an AI summer school with registration closing July 14th.

• GFI announce their first conference in California in early September.

• ACE with an overview of effective and ethical marketing practices.

• Lynette is offering discounted coaching for people who want to be more productive and focused.

• A new cause prioritisation wiki.