Thomas Pogge

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Leitner Professor of Philosophy & International Affairs and Political Science
344 College St, New Haven, CT 06511-6629

Thomas Pogge is the Director of the Global Justice Program and the Leitner Professor of Philosophy and International Affairs at Yale University. Having received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Harvard, Thomas Pogge has published widely on Kant and in moral and political philosophy, including various books on Rawls and global justice. In addition to his Yale appointment, he is the Research Director of the Centre for the Study of the Mind in Nature at the University of Oslo, a Professorial Research Fellow at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, and Adjunct Professor of Political Philosophy at the Centre for Professional Ethics of the University of Central Lancashire.

Pogge is also editor for social and political philosophy for the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy and a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science. With support from the Australian Research Council, the UK-based BUPA Foundation and the European Commission (7th Framework) he currently heads a team effort towards developing a complement to the pharmaceutical patent regime that would improve access to advanced medicines for the poor worldwide ( and toward developing better indices of poverty and gender equity. He is also president of Academics Stand Against Poverty (, an international professional association focused on helping poverty researchers and teachers enhance their positive impact on severe poverty.

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