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The Effective Altruism Newsletter is a joint project between a team of volunteers, the Centre for Effective Altruism, and .impact that provides news and updates about the effective altruism community. Archives of the newsletter are available on this page.

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2018 Editions

June 16, 2018

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  • Should effective altruism groups continue to focus on community building rather than direct work? CEA has argued for the former, whilst in this article, Richenda Herzig argues the potential value of the latter.
  • EA Global: San Francisco took place June 8-10. View the conference highlights here.
  • EA Global: London is taking place between October 26 and 28 at University College London. Apply now.

May 10, 2018

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  • Joey Savoie introduced some empirical data to what extent value drift might be happening within the community. Darius Meissner shared some suggestions of how value drift can be prevented or reduced.
  • Submissions were open for the academic poster session taking place at EA Global: San Francisco (June 8-10).
  • CEA announced Larissa Hesketh-Rowe has moved from COO to CEO. CEA published more about their current thinking, including their models of community building, and were hosting an operations forum from May 24-28.

April 13, 2018

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  • Currently there’s an unusually large number of operations positions open in the effective altruism community.
  • The theme for this year's EA Global conference is Stay Curious, and it will be targeted mainly to people already familiar with core ideas in Effective Altruism.
  • Dates and locations for EAGx conferences this year have been announced!

March 6, 2018

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February 7, 2018

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  • Peter Singer's new article looks at the “pain gap” - comparing opioid availability in the United States with India and Nigeria.
  • The Open Philanthropy Project has published a major update on cause prioritization.
  • Videos are available to let you catch up on talks from EA Global 2017.

January 9, 2018

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2017 Editions

December 5, 2017

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November 7, 2017

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October 10, 2017

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September 9, 2017

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  • 80,000 Hours' podcast discusses risks from engineered pandemics.
  • Cullen O’Keefe argues that people who care about social justice should also care about cause prioritization.
  • Spotlight on doing good together: the theme of last month’s EA Global conference in San Francisco was the importance of doing good together as a community.

August 3, 2017

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June 2, 2017

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  • The student-run Oxford Prioritization Project wrapped up their cause prioritization research, quantitatively modeling the four remaining charities in their shortlist.
  • Max Dalton, on behalf of the Centre for Effective Altruism, explores funding gaps, room for funding and diminishing returns here and here.
  • Tim Urban from Wait Buy Why on the benefits and risks of the AI revolution
  • Spotlight on how graduation programs reduce poverty

May 6, 2017

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January 5, 2017

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2016 Editions

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Photo from Effective Altruism Global in 2016

December 2, 2016

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November 7, 2016

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September 02, 2016

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August 04, 2016

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July 07, 2016

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June 02, 2016

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May 05, 2016

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April 07, 2016

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March 03, 2016

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February 04, 2016

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January 07, 2016

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2015 Editions

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Photo from Effective Altruism Global: Googleplex in 2015

December 14, 2015

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November 23, 2015

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November 9, 2015

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October 26, 2015

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October 12, 2015

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