Wednesday, August 26, 2020 – 11:00 (-4 GMT)
Venezuela’s institutional structures are facing a continuous deterioration that is leading the majority of the population into severe poverty, brought on by high levels of corruption. Yet, the problems Venezuela faces are not exclusive to this nation but are part of a wider, global problem. For instance, the country’s natural resources arouse attention from greedy foreign governments and corporations hoping to profit from Venezuela’s oil and other natural treasures but global institutions do not adequately control such interests. Poverty is also a source of unsafe, disorderly and irregular migration. This affects not only the people who move but also those they leave behind and the countries in the region where they arrive, which are likely to be suffering from significant levels of poverty themselves.
The causes and consequences of poverty exacerbation that Venezuela is experiencing are frequently presented and discussed but often using biased or incomplete information and assumptions not based on rigorous research. This webinar will discuss the pressing issues of poverty facing the country and consider their causal connections to global problems. It aims to explore where there are gaps in evidence and research focus, and how these can be addressed.
This webinar marks the emergence of a new ASAP Chapter and the event has been organised by a leading group of Venezuelan academics based at the University of the Andes (ULA, Venezuela), ULA Human Rights Observatory, Transparency Venezuela, University of Antioquia and Pontifical Bolivarian University.
We invite you to join us for this critical and lively discussion:
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 – 11:00 (-4 GMT)
“Build Back Better: Reducing Vulnerabilities, Strengthening Justice”
On the 12th – 15th November 2020 ASAP Global, ASAP Brazil, Quinnipiac Albert Schweitzer Institute and the Global Justice Program at Yale University will be jointly hosting this years Annual Justice Conference, which will be taking place online.
The aim of the Conference is to gather national and international specialists in order to extend the academic studies concerning the battle against poverty, misery and vulnerabilities. The Conference will concentrate its activities towards the following subjects:
- COVID-19 and its Unequal Impacts
- Environmental Crisis
- Historical Oppression, Colonialism, & Racism Today
- Social & Economic Vulnerabilities, Universal Safety Net & Basic Income, Right to Development & Sustainable Development Goals (UN).
Deadline For Abstracts is the 31st August and you can find details of the call along with submission information – here
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.
For more details about registration please contact: email@example.com