The ASAP-supported project Global Climate Change Week (GCCW) was launched on May 26. GCCW is a new initiative designed to encourage academics in all disciplines and countries to engage with their students and communities on climate change action and solutions. During GCCW (to be held this year on October 19-25) academics will alter their programs to coordinate their teaching on some aspect of climate change. They will also organize various other activities focused on awareness-raising, behavior change and political transformation in relation to climate policy, with the participation of NGOs, the community and not-for-profit sector.
ASAP and the Collegium Wartinum Foundation invite participants to the first ASAP Europe Conference (June 17-19) followed by a philosophy salon (June 19-21, 2015). To reserve your place, please contact Justine Kolata at firstname.lastname@example.org. The events will take place in the beautiful and historic Schloss Wartin in Brandenburg, Germany, a short train ride from Berlin. […]
In the last twenty years, extensive and uniform protections of intellectual property rights (IPRs) have been incorporated into the global trading system through initiatives such as the WTO’s Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) Agreement. Under this IPR regime, the development of new medicines is driven by the reward of high prices facilitated by temporary market exclusivity. While this method of incentivizing research has produced important innovations, it has also engendered unfortunate consequences. When a new medicine is protected from generic competition, its profit-maximizing price inevitably excludes a large proportion of the world’s population, even in affluent countries such as Canada. As a result of this system of incentives, people suffer and die needlessly as the medicines they need are out of their reach, and research is focused on medicines that can be sold at high prices, rather than on those that would lead to the greatest improvements in human health.
Academics Stand Against Poverty 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 explore the effect of an array of issues such as political corruption, violence, and […]
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, development, and access to human rights in Nigeria. […]
Special Issue of Symposion: The Sustainable Development Goals Guest editors: Stefan Cibian, Visiting Professor, Department of Political Science, Babes-Bolyai University, (email@example.com) Ana-Maria Lebada, Adviser on Post-2015 Agenda, Permanent Mission of Romania to the United Nations, (firstname.lastname@example.org). Thomas Pogge, Leitner Professor of Philosophy and International Affairs, Yale University (email@example.com). Two cross-cutting debates about development are […]
The launch event for ASAP’s Italian chapter will take place on May 9-10, 2014 at LUISS Guido Carli. On May 9, there will be two side events on the themes of Responsibility for the realization of human rights, featuring LUISS Professors Nuzzo, Punzi, and Maffettone and Dr. Francesca Orlando, and Are we violating violating the […]
The Public Attorney’s Office – 3rd Region (hereinafter PPR-3) makes available to the public the videos of the launch in Brazil of ASAP–Academics Stand Against Poverty, an international platform and academic network against poverty. The first ASAP Brazil Conference took place in Sao Paulo, on the 5th and 6th, December, 2013. The list of 23 […]
ASAP México celebrará su Primera Reunión Oficial el próximo martes 4 de febrero de los corrientes a las 16:00 hrs. en la Sala José Gaos, Instituto de Investigaciones Filosóficas de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México UNAM. Se extiende la más cordial invitación a todos los interesados a unirse al Comité Organizador del Capítulo para discutir […]
On January 14th, 2014, Academics Stand Against Poverty had its second presentation in Spain. The launch of ASAP Spain was organized by the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona in November 2013, during Thomas Pogge’s visit to Barcelona. In this occasion, some members of ASAP Spain were provided the opportunity to present the organization at the […]