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Pogge Co-edits Special Issue on Global Tax Justice

Concerns over extreme poverty and inequality have led to a number of proposals for the reform of global taxation policy. Such proposals are enjoying serious analysis and, in some cases, implementation. While issues concerning national taxation have long concerned philosophers—invoking core

Health Impact Fund praised in NYTimes op-ed on drug resistance

The Health Impact Fund was mentioned in a New York Times op-ed as having the potential to limit the growth of drug resistance. Carl F. Nathan, the chairman of the department of microbiology and immunology at Weill Cornell Medical College and author of the opinion piece, writes that growing drug

ASAP Welcomes Dynamic New Global Board Members and Officers

Academics Stand Against Poverty has added significantly to its poverty and organizational expertise with the appointment of four new members to its Global Board of Directors, as well as communications and web officers. Joining the Board are Helen Yanacopulos of the Open University in the United

Large Audience, Rich Dialogue at Launch Conference for Delhi’s Nyaya Global Justice Programme

An audience of more than 500 joined the conversation with political theorists and philosophers, development scholars, journalists, physical scientists and NGO practitioners at the launch conference for Nyaya: The Global Justice Programme at the University of Delhi http://www.nyaya.org/ The

Applications Open for ASAP Board of Directors

Academics Stand Against Poverty (ASAP) is seeking volunteers for one-year renewable positions on its global Board of Directors. ASAP is an international professional association focused on helping poverty researchers and teachers enhance their positive impact on severe poverty. It has chapters in

Jeffrey Sachs Speaks on Future of Sustainable Development

The Global Justice Program hosted Dr. Jeffrey Sachs of Columbia University for a special lecture, “Sustainable Development Goals: The Emerging Global Agenda.” Critical responses were given by Dr. Dean Karlan, Professor of Economics at Yale and President and Founder of Innovations for Poverty Action

The Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS) Takes the HIF One Step Further

As the global market for traditional medicine increases, several issues emerge regarding regulation and intellectual property protection. The Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), a think tank with the Government of India’s Ministry of External Affairs, has released a

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