Board of Directors



ASAP President Thomas Pogge is the Director of the Global Justice Program and Leitner Professor of Philosophy and International Affairs at Yale University. Having received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Harvard, he has published widely on Kant and in moral and political philosophy, most recently, Politics as Usual. His current work is focused on a team effort toward developing a complement to the pharmaceutical patent regime that would improve access to advanced medicines for the poor worldwide (
Ashok Acharya is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and a Fellow and Joint Director of the Developing Countries Research Centre, University of Delhi. He received his Ph. D. from the University of Toronto. His areas of interest lie in contemporary political theory, including issues of social justice, rights and diversity, comparative inquiries in political philosophy, and cosmopolitan ethics and politics.
Luis Cabrera is Reader in Political Theory at the University of Birmingham (UK). His research focuses on ways to promote human rights protections through institutional transformations above the state. His most recent book, The Practice of Global Citizenship (Cambridge University Press 2010), seeks to identify the universal human duties that correspond to individual economic and political rights, including possible duties to promote forms of regional integration. His theoretical claims were informed by extensive field work at sites of intense unauthorized immigration in the United States, Mexico, and Western Europe.
Paula Casal is an ICREA Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona since 2008. She was previously a Reader in Moral and Political Philosophy at Reading University, and a Lecturer at Keele University (1996-2004).  She has also been a Fellow in Ethics at Harvard University (1999-2000), a Keele Junior Research Fellow, also at Harvard (2000-1), a Hoover Fellow at Université Catholique de Louvain (2001-02), and a Leverhulme Research Fellow at Oxford (2002-3).  She specializes in distributive justice but is also interested in gender, climate change, multiculturalism, and the overlap between ethics and primatology. She is an Associate Editor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics and Vice-President of The Great Ape Project-Spain.
Keith Horton is a Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Wollongong, Australia. Originally from the UK, he received his Ph.D. from the University of Reading in 2002.  He has written numerous articles on the moral implications of world poverty, and co-edited three books: Ethical Questions and International NGOs (with Chris Roche, Springer 2010), Global Ethics: Seminal Essays (with Thomas Pogge, Paragon 2008), and Globalisation and Equality (with Haig Patapan, Routledge, 2004).
Matthew Lindauer is a Ph.D. student in the Philosophy Department at Yale University. He earned his B.A. in Philosophy with Honors at NYU. He is a Global Justice Fellow at Yale and within ASAP he works primarily on the Moral Psychology and Poverty Alleviation project. His main areas of research interest are political philosophy, global justice, moral psychology, and cognitive science.
Mitu Sengupta is an Associate Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at Ryerson University in Toronto and is the head of research at the Centre for Development and Human Rights in Delhi. She holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Toronto, and an MA and BA in Political Science from McGill University in Montreal. She has published widely on Indian market liberalization and development, on labor and migration, and on the politics of sporting and cultural events. Previously, she worked as a consultant for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, in addition to working as an editorial writer in Delhi.
Cat Tully is director of FromOverHere, a consultancy providing strategy and foreign policy advice. Her motivating principles are a focus on social justice and the importance of multi-stakeholder approaches to address the challenges of the 21st century. Cat is an Associate Fellow of Exeter University’s Strategy and Security Institute, a visiting Director at Wilton Park, and co-founded the School of International Futures. Previously, Cat was Strategy Project Director at the UK FCO and Senior Policy Adviser in the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit. Before this, she worked in strategy and international relations across the not-for-profit and business sectors, including Christian Aid, Technoserve, Procter and Gamble, UN, EU commission and the World Bank.