How much of our resources should be given to improve the world? Of all the ways to make a difference, what will have the greatest impact? What are the best charities? Madison Effective Altruism is a group which meets to discuss these ideas.
In addition to open discussions and social events, we will continue a series of presentations on effective cause areas (led by group members). Check out the presentation on "The Overwhelming Importance of the Future" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FG5lg7aOEqM).
Come join a discussion about U.S. China policy. Below are links to a few podcasts that provide helpful background on recent events though you are not expected to listen to all of them before the event:
U.S.-China Policy discussion from Lawfare:
CNAS discussion on the recent 5G executive order:
Helen Toner from Georgetown's CSET discussing misconceptions about China and AI:
80000 Hours has written about the importance of having a better understanding of China in order to increase cooperation between the US and China.
Do you have a personal project that you need to set aside some focused time for? Do you just want some more accountability to being productive on things you are working on? Come join other folks from Effective Altruism Madison for a day of coworking!
We will use the Pomodoro Technique (25 minutes working, 5 minutes break). The first Pomodoro will start at 11:15 am.
Snacks and beverages will be provided.