Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Global Poverty

Impact: Global Poverty
Academics Stand Against Poverty Launch Conference at Yale
April 23rd, 11am-6pm, Whitney Humanities Center Auditorium, 53 Wall
St., New Haven

We invite you to attend the conference which will mark the launch of
the US arm of the Academics Stand Against Poverty (ASAP) network.

Background: ASAP, founded by Thomas Pogge, Keith Horton and Meena
Krishnamurthy is a developing worldwide network of scholars focused on
global poverty and global justice. Its aim is to help academics
leverage their expertise on such issues through efficient
collaboration, effective interventions in public debates, supporting
good work by international agencies and non-governmental
organizations, and by launching real-world projects aimed at realizing
positive change. For more information go to: www.academicsstand.org
The Conference:
During the conference we will:
Hear and learn from the experience of academics whose work
successfully bridges the gap between theory and practice.
Discuss and launch new academically based projects aimed at reducing
global poverty.
Discuss how we can collaborate to increase our impact as academics
on global poverty.
All conference attendees will be invited to join in the discussion and
help shape this new initiative for more effective and more
collaborative academic activism on global poverty.
All conference attendees will have the opportunity to offer their help
on the new projects to be launched in the conference. The proposals
for these new projects will be available for online discussion on
www.academicsstand.org starting April 14th.
Lunch and dinner will be provided for registered participants.
Confirmed speakers and panelists:
Anat Biletzki (Quinnipiac and Tel-Aviv University), Professor of
Philosophy and former chairperson of B'tselem, the Israeli Information
Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, Dean Karlan
(Yale), Professor of Economics and founding director of Innovations
for Poverty Action, Gerry Mackie (UCSD), Professor of Political
Science and consultant to UNICEF, Thomas Pogge (Yale), Professor of
Philosophy and International Affairs and the founding director of
"Incentives for Global Health", Jennifer Ruger (Yale), Professor of
Public Health and co-director of the Yale/World Health Organization
Collaborating Centre for Health Promotion, Policy and Research , James
Silk (Yale), Professor of Law and Director of the Lowenstein
International Human Rights Clinic, Mary Evelyn Tucker (Yale),
Professor of environmental and religious studies and co-founder and co-
director of the Forum on Religion and Ecology.
For more information and to register for the conference go to:
www.academicsstand.org
If you have any questions contact: gilad.tanay@yale.edu
We hope you will be able to join us.
Sponsored by: CROP, Center for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics,
the Macmillan Center.

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