Peter Singer
and Kate Grant

in Conversation with Brooke Gladstone

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On November 10, 2023, Fistula Foundation hosted a private event at the 92nd Street Y in New York City, featuring a conversation between Peter Singer, the “father of Effective Altruism,” and CEO Kate Grant, moderated by NPR’s Brooke Gladstone. At the end of the current academic year, Peter Singer is retiring from his post at Princeton University. This event offered a special opportunity to hear from Singer about the core ideas of his moral philosophy at one of New York’s most famous venues.





Watch a recording of the event below.

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About the Speakers

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Peter Singer

Peter Singer is a world-renowned ethicist and the author of The Life You Can Save. For years, he has written and lectured on the idea that people in wealthy countries have a moral obligation to act—and to act effectively—to end the suffering of people in low-income countries.

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Kate Grant

Kate Grant is CEO of Fistula Foundation, the global leader in providing fistula treatment. She scaled the organization from supporting a single hospital in Ethiopia to funding sites in nearly 30 countries.

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Brooke Gladstone

Brooke Gladstone is the host of public radio’s Peabody Award–winning On the Media. She’s also the author of The Influencing Machine, which The Atlantic listed as one of the “10 Masterpieces of Graphic Nonfiction.”

Fistula Foundation and The Life You Can Save

In his best-selling book The Life You Can Save, Peter Singer asserts that charities operating effectively in low-resource countries—where poverty and its effects are most pronounced—are best positioned to make the largest impact. Fistula Foundation is proud to be featured in his book as an effective charity, and to be recognized by The Life You Can Save organization as a Top Charity.


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