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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...

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Zorka Milin Joins ASAP Team as Director of Research for Financial Transparency

December 30, 2014 in Homepage, News

Zorka Milin, Legal Adviser to Global Witness, has volunteered to serve as ASAP’s Director of Research for Financial Transparency.  In this role, she will seek to identify opportunities for ASAP, as thinkers and researchers, to influence and intervene in policy debates and advocacy campaigns related...

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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,...