Darius Meissner

Cause Area

Cause areas:

Long-term future, Cause prioritisation, Meta

Giving Pledges Taken:
Giving What We Can
Available to volunteer


Areas of expertise:

Government and policy, Movement building, Philosophy, Public speaking

Open to job offers


Organisational affiliations:
Centre for Effective Altruism, Charity Entrepreneurship, Stiftung für Effektiven Altruismus (EAF)
Topics I speak about:

Introduction to Effective Altruism, High-Impact Career Choice,

Available as speaker


Having been involved with EA since 2015, I have taken the GWWC pledge in 2016 and have founded and led a German EA student group in 2016/17.

In 2017, I began a BA degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the University of Oxford, where I got actively involved in the EA Oxford university group, which lead as Co-President for two years.

In the past, I have completed EA community building internships with EAF (2017), CEA (2018) and Charity Entrepreneurship (2019)

In 2019/2020, William MacAskill, James Aung and me have created Utilitarianism.net, an introductory online textbook on utilitarianism.

I went vegan and got involved in the animal rights community in 2013, before encountering EA. Since then I have come to accept longtermism and consequently changed my cause area focus to prioritise work on existential risks and trajectory changes to positively impact the lives of future generations.

For my detailed EA origin story, see: https://forum.effectivealtruism.org/posts/FA794RppcqrNcEgTC/why-are-you-here-an-origin-stories-thread#YGfD5dmhSEJe5CPHT