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ASAP UK Seeking Volunteer Research & Coordination Assistant

December 18, 2014 in Homepage, News

Inspired by ASAP Oceania’s successful Political Party Manifesto poverty audit of the Australian election in August 2013, ASAP UK is conducting a similar process for the UK General election in May 2015. The purpose is twofold: 1. To provide rigorous assessment and critique of the manifesto of each political...

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Austria Chapter Publishes First ASAP Book

December 18, 2014 in Homepage, News

Academics Stand Against Poverty is proud to announce the publication of the organization’s first book, titled The Social Exclusion Reader. The book, edited by ASAP Austria, features 24 short essays written by experts that offer new and unusual perspectives on poverty and social exclusion. In the...

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ASAP President Featured in WFUNA Publication on Peaceful Societies

December 16, 2014 in Homepage, News

ASAP President Thomas Pogge was featured in the WFUNA journal ACRONYM in a special issue titled Peaceful Societies: An Essential Element of Sustainable Development. Pogge’s article focused on small-scale violence, including domestic violence and abuse in the workplace, which is a consistent...

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Postdoctoral Fellowship Available at Yale Global Justice Center

November 5, 2014 in Homepage, News

The Global Justice Program at Yale University invites applications for a postdoctoral fellow position to strengthen the Program’s intellectual work on global justice, world poverty, human rights, and global health. The successful candidate will develop his/her research project and teach one course...

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A New, Gender-sensitive Poverty Metric

November 5, 2014 in Homepage, News

ASAP President Thomas Pogge is one of several authors of the Individual Deprivation Measure (IDM), a new, gender-sensitive poverty metric. The IDM was designed to avoid gender biases built into other poverty measures and to define poverty according to the values and experiences of poor people. Pogge...

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Submissions Invited for Special Issue on Sustainable Development Goals

September 24, 2014 in Homepage, News

  Special Issue of Symposion: The Sustainable Development Goals Guest editors: Stefan Cibian, Visiting Professor, Department of Political Science, Babes-Bolyai University, (stefan.cibian@gmail.com) Ana-Maria Lebada, Adviser on Post-2015 Agenda, Permanent Mission of Romania to the United Nations,...

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Classroom Exercise from The Life You Can Save: Feedback Sought

September 8, 2014 in News

Academics Stand Against Poverty is exploring a collaborative partnership with The Life You Can Save, an organization focused on motivating giving to effective poverty alleviation efforts. The Life You Can Save, founded by Princeton philosopher Peter Singer, has recorded more than 17,000 individual pledges...

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Join the ASAP Team: Applications Wanted for Staff and Volunteer Roles

September 3, 2014 in Homepage, News

Having written an ambitious three-year strategic plan, ASAP is now seeking to expand its global team. There are exciting opportunities to work with ASAP as a paid staff person, a board member or officer, and for students to work as chapter interns. A broad array of skills and experience are sought for...

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Volunteers Wanted to Help Carry out ASAP UK’s New Strategic Plan

August 5, 2014 in Homepage, News

ASAP UK is seeking support from four committed volunteers to help develop the chapter and implement its strategic plan over the next twelve months. Applications due August 25.

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2014 Amartya Sen Prize Contest: Call for Submissions

June 23, 2014 in Homepage, News

Academics Stand Against Poverty, Global Financial Integrity, and the Yale Global Justice Program invite submissions of original essays on illicit financial flows to the first annual Amartya Sen Prize Contest. All prizes are named in honor of Amartya Sen, whose work has shown how the rigor of economic...