Hover over a name to see the position and date range. This table only
includes positions where at least the start date is known. The positions count
can count the same person multiple times if they held different positions.
For each year, a person is included if they were at the organization for any
part of the year; this means the actual staff count at any point during
the year can be lower.
Number of full-time staff at the beginning each year
The following table lists some dates and people who were at the organization
on the given date (namely, the start of the year). The table may not list every
person who worked for the organization (e.g. they could have joined and left in
the middle of a single year). This table excludes associates, interns,
advisors, and board members.
This table shows the full change history of positions. Each row corresponds
to at least one addition or removal of a position. Additions are in green and
subtractions are in red. If a position name changed,
it is listed simultaneously as an addition (of the new name) and removal (of
the old name) and colored yellow. Additionally there are faded variants of each
color for visited links.
In a writeup explaining the $150,000 grant made from the Effective Altruism Funds' Long Term Future Fund to the Center for Applied Rationality, Oliver Habryka comments on the organization's personnel and financial issues. He notes that key people Julia Galef, Andrew Critch, Kenzi Ashkie, and Duncan Sabien have left and/or reduced their involvement, and Anna Salamon seems less involved in some respects. He also talks about how CFAR decided not to run a fundraiser in 2018 because they felt it would be in bad taste after the Brent Dill controversy, and how this leaves them more cash-strapped now.
Timothy Telleen-Lawton, the Executive Director of the Center for Applied Rationality, gives a postmortem of CFAR's mistakes regarding Brent Dill, an individual accused by at least two people of sexual harassment, and by many others of behaving in other manipulative ways. Telleen-Lawton talks about the blind spots and errors made by CFAR, an organization devoted to improving rationality, in its handling of the situation
Lauren Lee, who recently departed CFAR after working there for two years, explains what she considers the positives and negatives of the CFAR work environment, and in particular argues that it is not a good work environment if burnout is a concern. This is the third of her comments on the post, which itself is about burnout, with the first two comments being about general strategies for dealing with burnout. The comment would later be deleted on the EA Forum for being too community-related, but survives on the EA Forum Reader that is being linked to