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ASAP European Conference

April 20, 2015 in Events, Homepage, News

ASAP and the Collegium Wartinum Foundation invite participants to the first ASAP Europe Conference (June 17-19) followed by a philosophy salon (June 19-21, 2015). To reserve your place, please contact Justine Kolata at jkolata@gmail.com. The events will take place in the beautiful and historic Schloss...

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Global Health/Global Justice Conference at Ryerson University: Toronto, May 7-8, 2015

March 25, 2015 in Homepage, News

In the last twenty years, extensive and uniform protections of intellectual property rights (IPRs) have been incorporated into the global trading system through initiatives such as the WTO's Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) Agreement. Under this IPR regime, the development...

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Call for Papers: The Second Annual Amartya Sen Prize Competition

March 19, 2015 in Homepage, News

  Submission Deadline: August 31, 2015   The Yale Global Justice Program, Global Financial Integrity, and Academics Stand Against Poverty invite submissions of original essays on illicit financial flows to the second annual Amartya Sen Prize Competition. Prizes are named in honor of Amartya...

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Combating Climate Change: What Law Demands

March 17, 2015 in Homepage, News

The Oslo Principles were featured in The Guardian. Read the article here. It may seem that, in the absence of explicit treaties, states have no legal obligations to curb their greenhouse gas emissions. Yet, if emissions continue on their present trajectory, the harms they cause will reach catastrophic...

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ASAP Cambodia and ASAP Southeast Asia Launched During Conference on Sustainable Development

March 4, 2015 in News

    Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia in Phnom Penh held a conference on January 5th and 6th that concluded in the launch of two ASAP chapters: ASAP Cambodia and ASAP Southeast Asia. The conference, titled ‘Building Thoughtful Collaborations to Help Overcome Regional Problems of Poverty,’...

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Deadline Extended for Paper Proposals for Absolute Poverty in Europe Conference

March 3, 2015 in Homepage, News

The new deadline for submission of proposals for papers on absolute poverty in Europe has been extended to March 13.

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ASAP West Africa Holds Successful First Symposium in Nigeria

February 15, 2015 in Homepage, News

ASAP West Africa held its first public event on January 27th at the University of Lagos in Nigeria. About 800-1000 people attended the symposium, titled ‘Political Campaigns Funding and the Looming Tsunami of Poverty.’ Dr. Akin Oyebode, Professor of Law at University of Lagos, delivered the keynote...

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ASAP Supports Campaign for UK Tax Dodging Bill

February 15, 2015 in News

    The Tax Dodging Bill, an ActionAid campaign that calls for the next UK government to confront tax abuse, continues to gain support from academics and economists. Thus far, approximately 27,000 people have supported the bill by signing an online petition. ASAP President Thomas Pogge has...

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ASAP Joins Push for Human Rights in New Climate Change Agreement

February 13, 2015 in News

  Earlier this month, over 200 NGOs including ASAP presented a submission to a working group of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The submission calls for human rights protections to be incorporated into the international climate agreement to be negotiated in Paris...

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Binghamton Professor Launches Web Tool to Track Impact of Drugs Worldwide

February 9, 2015 in Homepage, News

BINGHAMTON, NY – Billions of dollars have been spent on developing drugs and supplying them around the world, but which companies’ drugs are actually making an impact? The Global Health Impact Index, headed by Binghamton University Associate Professor Nicole Hassoun, addresses this issue by ranking...