Impact: Global Poverty

Academics Stand Against Poverty (ASAP) Launch Conference at Yale

April 23, 2011


Whitney Humanities Center Auditorium
53 Wall St.
New Haven, CT, USA


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:


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.

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 starting April 14.

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:

We hope you will be able to join us.

Sponsored by: CROP, Center for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, the Macmillan Center.