Paula Casal, Chapter Lead for ASAP Spain connected with colleagues in Colombia during the Summer of 2019.
Having spoken to colleagues in both the Universidad EAFIT and the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, the group of over 30 academics convened by Antonio Barboza, Constitutional Law Professor at Universidad EAFIT, have decided to convene a follow-up meeting later this year.
This event will include academics from different universities across Colombia to discuss how their respective research relates to “the structural drivers of poverty” in order to come together to agree on areas the new emerging ASAP Colombia chapter can work on with a view to organising a formal launch of ASAP Colombia in 2020.
The programme was part of a graduate-level course for an interdisciplinary international program on “Ethics, Economics, Law and Politics” at Ruhr University’s Institute of Philosophy in Bochum held in July 2019.
ASAP Board member and ASAP Cambodia chapter lead, Pahlaj Moolio of the Paññasastra University of Cambodia, ran an exploratory workshop, to supplement the knowledge to students of their fields of study. The event included 5 speakers from universities in China, Pakistan, the Netherlands, and the US covering the broad issues of poverty, climate change, environment, health, and technology. The workshop engaged 20 students from over 10 countries and regions including Africa, Asia, America, and the EU.
The conference, led by Yale Global Justice Program, the Albert Schweitzer Institute at Quinnipiac University, and ASAP will bring together academics, policymakers and NGO leaders for practice-oriented presentations and discussion. We plan to host a total of nine sessions: three longer morning panels, and six shorter afternoon sessions.
For the morning panels, keynote speakers include Branko Milanovic, Bridget Conley, and Alex de Waal. Branko Milanovic is a former World Bank researcher and is currently a professor at the City University of New York (CUNY) and author of “Global Inequality, the Haves, and the Have-Nots”. He will set the stage for the conference by presenting a historical perspective on inequality and by analyzing the dynamics of ongoing globalization: the main forces and trends that are likely to shape the evolution of the world economy and international relations over the coming decades. He will outline how extreme economic inequality and competition feed and sustain atrocious violence, which then, in turn, aggravates massive poverty and other deprivations.
The other panels will focus on problems closely related to, if not directly caused by, extreme inequality at both global and domestic level: first, political corruption and (lack of) access to political life; and second, the role, priorities, and constraints of NGOs; third, race and incarceration.
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The June event hosted at King’s College London in partnership with World Leaders Forum, Club de Madrid and Global Justice Now aimed to critically analyse the structural shifts and reorientation in attitudes and rhetoric that need to be taken regarding migration-related policy decision making.
The symposium bought together interdisciplinary specialists from academia, policy, and NGOs to explore and outline the challenges and recommendations on methods to tackle some of the structural challenges associated with the current framing of migration.
The output report of this event was used to help inform the framing of migration discussions by World Leadership Alliance – Club de Madrid members at the UN General Assembly this September 2019.
A short report on the outputs of the event can be found here.
Our colleagues at Juris North (based at Manchester Metropolitan University UK) will be running the following discussion series through the Autumn of 2019.
Please find the list of Juris North discussions next term:
Week 1. Wednesday 25th September, at 1pm, “A Legal Pluralist World” … Or the Black Hole for Modern Legal Positivism, Dr Mauro Zamboni, Faculty of Law, Stockholm University, hosted by Manchester Law School.
Week 2. Wednesday 09th October, at 3pm, Duress is No Excuse, and it Isn’t Much of a Justification Either, Dr Benjamin Sachs, Department of Philosophy, University of St. Andrews, hosted by Durham Law School.
Week 3. Wednesday 23rd October, at 3pm, Trust and the Built Environment, Dr David Jenkins, Department of Philosophy, University of Warwick, hosted by Manchester Law School.
Week 4. Wednesday 06th November, at 3pm, Non-violence and Civil Disobedience: Insights from Criminal Law, Andreas Marcou, School of Law, Queen Mary, University of London, hosted by Manchester Law School.
Week 5. Wednesday 20th November, at 3pm, Predictive Evidence and Unpredictable Freedom, Dr Amit Pundik, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University, hosted by Manchester Law School.
Week 6. Wednesday 11th December, at 3pm, Legal Positivism and Indigenous Rights, Dr Dwight Newman, University of Saskatchewan, Canada, hosted by Liverpool Law School.
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