Harvard student Effective Altruism interviews thinkers, movers, and shakers to "test" whether they can see important issues from different perspectives. Season 1 guests include Larry Summers, Josh Greene, Irene Pepperberg, and more!
The Turing Test #9: Lant Pritchett
In this episode, we interview Lant Pritchett, Professor of the Practice of International Development at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. After obtaining his PhD in Economics from MIT, he worked at the World Bank for many years, and was a contributor to the first Copenhagen consensus, a project that seeks to establish … Continue reading "The Turing Test #9: Lant Pritchett"
The Turing Test #8: Spencer Greenberg
How to introduce Spencer Greenberg? He’s a man who wears many hats– entrepreneur, doctorate in applied math from New York University, researcher, startup founder, and he’s extremely productive in his spare time, too! He founded Spark Wave, a startup foundry which creates novel software products designed to solve problems in the world. A few of … Continue reading "The Turing Test #8: Spencer Greenberg"
The Turing Test #7: Bryan Caplan
Bryan Caplan is an economist and professor of economics at George Mason University, research fellow at the Mercatus Center, adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute and a frequent contributor to Freakonomics as well as publishing his own blog, EconLog. He’s also the author of the books The Myth of the Rational Voter, Selfish Reasons to … Continue reading "The Turing Test #7: Bryan Caplan"
The Turing Test #6: Scott Weathers
Scott is a student at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health and the Associate Project Director of Charity Science: Health – a new charity founded within the effective altruism community with the goal of becoming one of the most cost-effective organizations in the global health space. Before joining the Charity Science team, Scott conducted … Continue reading "The Turing Test #6: Scott Weathers"
The Turing Test #5: Brian Tomasik
Brian Tomasik writes about ethics, animal welfare, and far-future scenarios from a suffering-focused perspective, all of which you can find on reducing-suffering.com. He helped to found Foundational Research Institute, a think tank that explores crucial considerations for reducing suffering in the long-run future. (Full-disclosure, Holly is currently a contractor for FRI.) Previously, Brian earned to give … Continue reading "The Turing Test #5: Brian Tomasik"
The Turing Test #4: Josh Greene
Joshua Greene is a professor in the Harvard Department of Psychology where he runs the Moral Cognition Lab. He received his bachelor’s degree from Harvard and then a PhD in philosophy at Princeton where he was mentored by many bright lights of analytical philosophy, including Peter Singer, who served on his comittee. After doing a … Continue reading "The Turing Test #4: Josh Greene"
brian is great but
i wish that ya'll wouldn't spend the whole interview giggling. brian was excellent though.