Doing Good

An Introduction to Effective Altruism

About the Course

Most of us want to make the world a better place. When we see pointless suffering or injustice, we want to do something about it. But it’s not always clear how we can help, let alone how we can help in the most effective way possible.

That’s where effective altruism comes in. It’s a movement that uses evidence-based research and careful analysis to determine the most effective way to improve the lives of others. Altruism refers to enhancing the welfare of other people rather than ourselves. Effectiveness refers to using reason and evidence to do the most good we can with the limited resources we have.

In this four-week live and online course, Doing Good: An Introduction to Effective Altruism, you’ll discover the principles of effective altruism, sharpen your moral reasoning skills, explore the most pressing existential risks to humanity (such as artificial intelligence and biotechnology), and most importantly, understand how to put everything you learnt into practice.

With instruction from a leading figure in the effective altruism movement, as well as a community of like-minded peers, you’ll finish the course prepared to live more in line with your values and ready to make the world a better place.

And the best part: all proceeds from this course go directly to charity. Start your effective altruism journey now and register below!

About the Course

Most of us want to make the world a better place. When we see pointless suffering or injustice, we want to do something about it. But it’s not always clear how we can help, let alone how we can help in the most effective way possible…

That’s where effective altruism comes in. It’s a movement that uses evidence-based research and careful analysis to determine the most effective way to improve the lives of others. Altruism refers to enhancing the welfare of other people rather than ourselves. Effectiveness refers to using reason and evidence to do the most good we can with the limited resources we have.

In this four-week live and online course, Doing Good: An Introduction to Effective Altruism, you’ll discover the principles of effective altruism, sharpen your moral reasoning skills, explore the most pressing existential risks to humanity (such as artificial intelligence and biotechnology), and most importantly, understand how to put everything you learnt into practice.

With instruction from a leading figure in the effective altruism movement, as well as a community of like-minded peers, you’ll finish the course prepared to live more in line with your values and ready to make the world a better place.

And the best part: all proceeds from this course go directly to charity. Start your effective altruism journey now and register below!

About your instructor

Luke K. Freeman

Luke K. Freeman is a former entrepreneur and the current Executive Director of Giving What We Can.

Course structure

The course consists of four 90-minute classes and takes place in our virtual classroom over Zoom. It is a live and interactive course, which features:
  • Assigned readings,
  • Live lectures,
  • Live Q&A sessions with the instructor,
  • and Zoom breakout rooms with your intellectually curious classmates.
Discussion spaces are available via private Discord channels. To maintain an optimal learning environment, class sizes are limited to 30 people — so be quick in securing your spot!

What You'll Learn

Principles

The core principles of effective altruism

Worthy Causes

The most pressing risks facing humanity

Impact

How to make the biggest impact

Course dates

September 2021

Class Dates

All classes run from 7.00 PM AEST to 8.30 PM AEST
• Week 1: Thu 9 September, 2021
• Week 2: Thu 16 September, 2021
• Week 3: Thu 23 September, 2021
• Week 4: Thu 30 September, 2021

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October 2021

Class Dates

All classes run from 7.00 PM AEST to 8.30 PM AEDT
• Week 1: Mon 4 October, 2021
• Week 2: Mon 11 October, 2021
• Week 3: Mon 18 October, 2021
• Week 4: Mon 25 October, 2021

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September 2021

Class Dates

All classes run from 7.00 PM AEST to 8.30 PM AEST

• Week 1: Thu 9 Sep, 2021
• Week 2: Thu 16 Sep, 2021
• Week 3: Thu 23 Sep, 2021
• Week 4: Thu 30 Sep, 2021

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October 2021

Class Dates

All classes run from 7.00 PM AEST to 8.30 PM AEDT

• Week 1: Mon 4 Oct, 2021
• Week 2: Mon 11 Oct, 2021
• Week 3: Mon 18 Oct, 2021
• Week 4: Mon 25 Oct, 2021

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September 2021

Class Dates

All classes run from 7.00 PM AEST to 8.30 PM AEST

• Wk 1: Thu 9 Sep, 2021
• Wk 2: Thu 16 Sep, 2021
• Wk 3: Thu 23 Sep, 2021
• Wk 4: Thu 30 Sep, 2021

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October 2021

Class Dates

All classes run from 7.00 PM AEST to 8.30 PM AEDT

• Wk 1: Mon 4 Oct, 2021
• Wk 2: Mon 11 Oct, 2021
• Wk 3: Mon 18 Oct, 2021
• Wk 4: Mon 25 Oct, 2021

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