A special issue published by leading field journal Ethics & International Affairs focuses on ASAP’s potential for promoting collaboration and impact on global poverty by academics worldwide.
In a linked series of six articles, leading political theorists, development specialists and NGO practitioners explore the need and potential for an organization such as ASAP. They also offer some cautionaries about method and aims.
- “Outreach, Impact, Collaboration: Why Academics Should Join to Stand Against Poverty,” by Thomas Pogge and Luis Cabrera. (A pre-publication version of this article is available)
- “Global Poverty and the Limits of Academic Expertise,” by Onora O’Neill
- “Addressing Poverty and Climate Change: The Varieties of Social Engagement,” by Simon Caney
- “Navigating Between Extremes: Academics Helping to Eradicate Global Poverty,” by Roger C. Riddell
- “Beyond Charity: Helping NGOs Lead a Transformative New Public Discourse on Global Poverty and Social Justice,” by Martin Kirk
- “How Academics Can Help People Make Better Decisions Concerning Global Poverty,” by Keith Horton
The contributors first presented their ideas on ASAP in a symposium hosted by the University of Notre Dame London Centre in October 2011.
- Thomas Pogge is Leitner Professor of Philosophy and International Affairs at Yale University and Chair of the Board of Academics Stand Against Poverty.
- Baroness Onora O’Neill taught philosophy and served as Principal at Newnham College, Cambridge. She served as president of the British Academy from 2005 to 2009. She currently serves as a member of the UK House of Lords.
- Simon Caney is Professor in Political Theory, University Lecturer, and Fellow and Tutor in Politics, Magdalen College, University of Oxford.
- Roger Riddell is a Principal of the Policy Practice, which undertakes policy work in developing countries, and advises and trains governments, development agencies, civil society organisations and companies. From 1999-2004, he served as International Director of Christian Aid, one of the UK’s largest relief and development organizations.
- Martin Kirk is Head of UK Campaigns for Oxfam UK. He also leads Oxfam work on development finance, health and education. Previously he served as Head of Global Advocacy for Save the Children UK.
- Keith Horton is Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Wollongong, Australia and is a member of the ASAP Board.
- Luis Cabrera is Reader in Political Theory at the University of Birmingham (UK) and is also on the ASAP Board.