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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 European Conference

February 25, 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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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...

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ASAP West Africa to Host Inaugural Symposium in Nigeria

January 18, 2015 in Homepage, News

  ASAP is proud to announce that the West African Chapter will be hosting its first symposium on January 27th at the University of Lagos. The one-day symposium, titled Political Campaigns Funding and the Looming Tsunami of Poverty, will investigate the impact of political corruption on democracy,...

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ASAP Austria’s Research Headquarters Receives Human Rights Prize

January 13, 2015 in Homepage, News

    ASAP Austria’s research headquarters, The Centre for Ethics and Poverty Research at the University of Salzburg, is one of several nonprofit organizations that recently received the Rose for Human Rights. The Platform for Human Rights awards this prize annually to organizations that make...

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Call for Papers: Symposion Special Issue on the SDGs

January 12, 2015 in Homepage, News

Two cross-cutting debates about development are preoccupying officials, academics and civil society groups in the middle of this decade. One concerns the evaluation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), due to expire at the end of 2015. Some describe them as the most successful poverty eradication...