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EACHI June 2023 Newsletter
Upcoming events and community happenings
Welcome to the monthly EA Chicago newsletter 👋
Check this space for upcoming events and a debrief of the best EA Chicago content from across the web.
Upcoming EACHI Event Schedule
June Event Schedule
July Event Schedule
July Speaker Event: Samantha Kassirer on Psychology, Effective Altruism, and Global Priorities Research on Thursday, July 27th from 6-8pm (event details coming soon)
July Social Event: Park Social on Sunday, July 9th from 2-5pm (event details coming soon)
Attend An Event
Meetup - Americas/Oceania: StrongMinds
This month we'll hear from Bethany Collins at StrongMinds who will give an overview of their depression treatment program, StrongMinds' cost-effectiveness, and how they're scaling their operations. There will also be a chance for some social chat after Bethany's presentation and some Q&A.
Jun 7, 2023 22:00 UTC
News & Updates
Learn about effective altruism and get more involved with the community through Effective Altruism Virtual Programs! Learn about opportunities to have a meaningful impact in areas like global health, animal welfare, or mitigating existential risk from AI and pandemics in an 8-week program. Apply now before June 18th to connect with like-minded individuals striving to solve the world’s most pressing problems.
Giving What We Can is hiring a research communicator. This role will help Giving What We Can produce engaging content to communicate core effective giving concepts and our research, as well as flexing to help with some operations work at times. Read more about this remote role and apply by the 28th May.
Open Philanthropy is hiring for exciting new roles…
Biosecurity & Pandemic Preparedness Research Analyst - conduct decision-relevant research (you don’t need to have a biosecurity background!) with the ultimate goal of reducing the risk of catastrophic biological threats. (Deadline May 28th)
In-House Counsel - contribute to the legal team’s mission of providing well-calibrated legal advice and engaging in collaborative and creative problem-solving. You would manage legal issues related to grantmaking, contracts, and various aspects of operations for causes ranging from South Asian air quality to farm animal welfare to potential risks from advanced AI.
People Operations Assistant (Immigration and Global Workforce) - will support business immigration and Open Philanthropy’s increasingly global workforce. (Deadline May 31st)
Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness (BPP) Operations Associate will help solve the BPP team’s most pressing operational challenges, as well as ensuring that the team’s day-to-day processes run smoothly. (Deadline June 11th)
If you’d be excited to contribute to Open Phil’s mission and think you could be a good fit for these roles, please apply and share with friends who would be a good fit!
Rethink Priorities is hiring for either a Compute Governance Researcher or an AI Governance and Strategy Research Assistant (applications are due by June 11).
· Faunalytics’ newest original study, Comparing U.S. Groups' Openness to Pro-Animal Actions, surveyed thousands of people across the United States and asked how likely they would be to try a number of pro-animal actions, such as voting for a ballot measure, buying cruelty-free products, or giving up meat. The results will enable animal advocates to be more effective by focusing on the most promising strategies or tailoring specific “asks” for the most receptive groups.
· The RP Animal Welfare Department’s recent work includes research on the relationship between price and demand for plant-based substitutes and animal products, reducing the use of harmful rodenticides, spongy moth outbreaks, and using oral vaccine baits to help eliminate rabies in dogs and humans in India.
Global health and development
· New Incentives recently published a blog—A Day in the Life: Abubakar Aliyu, Field Officer—that gives a glimpse into their work of disbursing cash incentives to encourage childhood vaccines, how they do it, and who makes it happen on the ground.
· Teaching at the Right Level Africa is thrilled to announce the launch of our brand-new and vibrant TaRL Africa website. The TaRL Africa website offers a wealth of resources and updates on TaRL implementation across Sub-Saharan Africa and other organizational updates.
· The Rethink Priorities (RP) Global Health and Development team wrote a post about their process for researching topics including livelihood interventions, lead exposure, weather forecasting, Family Empowerment Media, and the WHO Essential Medicines List.
· Recently, the Council on Strategic Risks took the first cohort of our Nuclear Risk Reduction Fellows on a special experiential day at Whiteman Air Force Base, where the B-2 nuclear bomber is stationed. Fellows had the opportunity to meet with airmen and officers on a range of topics from day-to-day operations to how their broader mission fits into the dynamic of deterrence and overall threat reduction.
(Please contact the organizers if you have something you’d like featured here next month!)
We look forward to seeing you in person or online!