Lunch Meeting: Q&A session with Peter Singer

  • Dragvoll, D1 Dragvoll alle Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag, 7049 Norway

On 27. August at 10.15 Effektiv Altruisme NTNU will be hosting its very first event this autumn and our first major event at Dragvoll, room D1 (Room updated!)

Peter Singer is a world renowned thinker, one of the most important living philosophers and a major contributor to the field of applied ethics. He is Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University and Laureate Professor, School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, University of Melbourne. In questions about global poverty and which moral obligations and opportunities we got towards combating suffering, Singer has written several influential books and essays: 

25 years old, he wrote Famine, Affluence and Morality, a famous essay arguing that we got as much obligations towards suffering right in front of us as the suffering in a far away land, since it is possible for us to also help people significantly in both cases. Another work that paved the road to the later effective altruism movement (EA) was the book "The Life You Can Save" from 2009. In his latest book The Most Good You Can Do, he presents EA and discusses how everyone easily can save many lives by using their time and money on effective causes.

We will be showing Singers TED-talk and then broadcast a live Q&A-session where anyone gets the chance to ask him questions about his new book, about effective altruism or his associated philosophy. Remember to prepare questions!

The event will be held at Dragvoll, room D1.

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2. september har vi også lunsjmøte på Gløshaugen med Daniel Gaim fra Prospera Network og Hans Olav Melberg fra UiO: https://www.facebook.com/events/1491241114503487/