The Global Priorities Institute is an interdisciplinary research centre at the University of Oxford. Its aim is to conduct foundational research that informs the decision-making of individuals and institutions seeking to do as much good as possible. It prioritises topics which are important, neglected, and tractable, and uses the tools of multiple disciplines, especially philosophy and economics, to explore the issues at stake.
The Global Priorities Seminar takes place each week during term time. The seminars are open to all. Those who attend are invited to join the speaker and the convenor for lunch immediatelty following the end of the seminar. Meals for a limited number of attendees will be paid for on a first come first serve basis - to let us know you would like to come to lunch, email Michelle Hutchinson.
Seminars ordinarily take place on Fridays 12.00-13.30 in the Petrov Room (Suite 5) at Littlegate House, 16-17 St Ebbes.
Trinity Term 2018 — Term Card
|Andreas Mogensen (Jesus College)||
"Long-termism for risk averse altruists"
|Week 2 (4th May)||Lucius Caviola (Lincoln College) and Stefan Schubert (CEA, Oxford)||"The psychology of (in)effective giving"|
|Week 3 (11th May)||Rossa O'Keeffe-O'Donovan (Nuffield College)||"Program Evaluation in the Presence of Strategic Interactions"|
|Week 4 (18th May)||Richard Povey (Hertford College)||"The limits to alturism"|
|Week 5 (25th May)||Miriam Schoenfield (MIT)||TBA|
|Week 6 (1st June)|
|Week 7 (8th June)||Stefan Riedener (UZH)||"Intertheoretic Comparisons and Effective Alturism"|
|Week 8 (15th June)||Paul Niehaus (UC San Diego)||"A theory of good intentions"|
Global Priorities Seminar Convenors: Prof Hilary Greaves and Dr Michelle Hutchinson | Global Priorities Institute Website