The Arete fellowship is a 8-week program where fellows
learn how to maximize their positive impact to tackle the biggest issues
humanity faces today.
Our readings will cover topics ranging from Animal Welfare to AI Safety, and from Extreme Poverty to Global Catastrophic Risks. During the program, fellows will actively lead and engage in intensive discussions revolving around ideas and strategies to mitigate these global issues.
As an Arete Fellow, you will join a global community of scholars from Oxford, Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Brown, and many renowned institutions around the world for networking, research, and entrepreneurship opportunities.
hat is it?
From Animal Welfare to Extreme Poverty and from Engineered Change to Global Catastrophic Risks, there are numerous large-scale and far-reaching global issues that plague humanity. But many well-intended initiatives to tackle them are ineffective, and sometimes even counterproductive.
So, how do we actually do the most good?
Every semester, a select cohort of intellectually motivated students join us for a 9 week Arete Fellowship, where you will learn how to maximize their positive impact to tackle the biggest issues humanity faces today.
Through weekly readings, discussions, team-building events, socials, and research, the prestigious program introduces fellows to the analytical toolkit to maximize their future impact and to do good most effectively in the world.
The fellowship is open to undergraduate and graduate students from NYUAD and universities worldwide, from all majors and disciplines.
As an Arete Fellow, you will join a global community of scholars from Oxford, Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Brown and many renowned institutions around the world for networking, research, and entrepreneurship opportunities.
Week 1: The Effectiveness Mindset
(Introduction to Effective Altruism)
Week 2: Optimizing Your Impact
Week 3: Global Health and Poverty
Week 4: Animal Welfare & Expanding Our Compassion
Week 5: Long-termism
Week 6:Existential Risk & Emerging Technologies
Week 7: Increasing the Accuracy of Our Judgement
Week 8: Putting it into Practice
Spring 2021 Fellow
"Reaffirmed my desire to enter the social impact sector, and keep on thinking of ways to do the best good"
Major: Social Research and Public Policy (SRPP)
Class of 2023
Kang Ying Cen
Spring 2021 Fellow
" I have more faith in my ability to do good through my career, and I have a clearer sense of how to find the balance between my personal interests and the opportunity to maximize my impact."
Psychology Major | Philosophy Minor Class of 2024
Our first cohort of Arete fellows have gone on to become (selected members):
Associate Consultant at Bain & Co.
Oxford In-depth fellowship facilitator
Oxford reading group facilitator
Machine learning intern & researcher
Became a community builder at EA Colombia
President of Vegan Club
Intern at Ashoka Singapore
Intern at an EA Think Tank
Invited to speak to Dr. Anthony Fauci through EA
Joined EA NYUAD E-board
Decided to pursue EA-aligned career path
Turned vegan after the fellowship
After the fellowship, there are many opportunities to remain engaged with EA on campus; many graduating fellows go on to join the board, helping us organize events and activities for our members and the wider NYUAD community.