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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...

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Press Release: UN Goals Should Do More to Curb Tax Dodging that Has Cost Poor Countries Trillions

June 20, 2014 in Homepage, News

The United Nations' proposed global goals for poverty reduction miss much of the story when it comes to trade-related illicit flows -- which drain tens of billions of dollars from the world's poorest countries ever year. A new ASAP study identifies a set of simple reforms that could drastically reduce...

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Pogge Co-Edits Special Issue on Tax Justice

June 12, 2014 in Homepage, News

Concerns over extreme poverty and inequality have led to a number of proposals for the reform of global taxation policy. Such proposals are enjoying serious analysis and, in some cases, implementation. While issues concerning national taxation have long concerned philosophers—invoking core questions...

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ASAP Italy Launches in Rome

June 12, 2014 in Homepage, News

ASAP Italy is the latest ASAP chapter to hold a public launch event. There are now twelve chapters under development in the ASAP network: Austria, Brazil, Canada, Germany, India, Italy, Mexico, Oceania, Spain, United Kingdom, United States, and West Africa. ASAP Italy launched on May 9-10 in Rome at...

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ASAP Submits 5 Questions to ID100

June 2, 2014 in Homepage, News

ASAP is supporting ID100, a collaborative project to identify the 100 most important questions for development after the expiration of the Millennium Development Goals in 2015. Led by the Sheffield Institute for International Development (SIID), ID100 aims to contribute to the discussion of the post-2015...

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ASAP Study: Curbing Illicit Financial Flows Post-2015

May 13, 2014 in Homepage, News

Illicit financial flows are gaining recognition as an important issue for development. As 2015 and the expiration of the Millennium Development Goals draws nearer there are calls both from civil society and from within the UN system to make control of such flows a priority within the Sustainable Development...

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Call for Papers on Participation and Climate Governance

March 19, 2014 in Homepage, News

CISDL/GEM Working paper Series on Public Participation and Climate Governance CALL FOR PAPERS Deadline for submission of abstracts: rolling until May 15, 2014 The Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL) and the Governance, Environment & Markets Initiative at Yale University (GEM)...