William MacAskill (Oxford): On Making a Difference and Choosing a Caree

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Date(s) - 03/06/2014
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

New Academic Building (NAB) Wolfson Theatre


On Making a Difference and Choosing a Career

Tuesday 3 June, 6.30 – 8pm
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

William MacAskill, Research Associate, Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, University of Oxford and President of 80,000 Hours ethical career advisory service

Chair: Gabriel Wollner, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, LSE and Forum for European Philosophy Fellow

How can an individual do the most good in their lifetime? Should they work for a non-profit organization in Africa? Should they go into politics? Or should they go into the City, and try to earn as much as they can so that they can donate it to good causes? Philosopher and founder of the ethical career advisory service ‘80,000 hours’ William MacAskill will discuss questions of effective altruism and how to use one’s life to make the world a better place.

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