Years ago I wrote a blog post listing all the university courses on effective altruism I was able find. I have since tried to keep the list updated, as I stumble upon new courses or people draw my attention to them. As a number of courses have recently been offered specifically on longtermism and related topics, I figured that instead of adding them to the original list, I could create a new one with this more restricted focus.
If you think I’m missing anything, as always, please let me know.
- Are we doomed? (Daniel Holz & James A. Evans, University of Chicago)
- Catastrophic risk: technologies and policy (Bruce Schneier, Harvard University)
- Effective altruism and the future of humanity (Richard Yetter Chappell, University of Miami)
- Ethics and the future (Shelly Kagan, Yale University)
- Ethics, evidence, and policy (Rush T. Stewart, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
- Existential risk (Toby Ord, University of Oxford)
- Existential risks (Simon Friederich, University of Groningen)
- Existential risks introductory course (Cambridge Existential Risks Initiative)
- Global catastrophe since 1750 (William Rankin, Yale University)
- Longtermism and existential risk (Simon Friederich & Andreas Schmidt)
- Preventing human extinction (additional readings) (Paul Edwards & Steve Luby, Stanford University)
- Safeguarding the future (Kevin Esvelt & Michael Specter, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
- The end of the world (Jeff Sanford Russell, University of Southern California)
- Topics in global priorities research (William MacAskill & Christian Tarsney, University of Oxford)
(Dr Schneier informs me that, regrettably, the materials for his course on catastrophic risk have not been preserved.)
With thanks to Prof. Shelly Kagan for sharing the syllabus for his course (and adding a helpful introductory note) and to Bastian Stern for discovering many of the courses listed.