Global Climate Change Week (GCCW) aims to encourage academic communities – including academics, students, and non-academic staff at universities – to engage with each other, their communities, and policy makers on climate change. What could you do for GCCW 2016 (Oct 10-16)? Some activities are very simple and require little preparation. For example, you can […]
Academics Stand Against Poverty co-hosted the conference “The New Philanthropy: Effective Altruism and Beyond” held at Yale University on May 6 and 7. The event featured a keynote address by Angus Deaton, recipient of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, in which he presented a critical analysis of effective altruism. Renowned philosopher Peter Singer […]
Academics Stand Against Poverty will be co-hosting the conference “Effective Altruism and Beyond” on May 6th and 7th at Yale University. The conference will explore the philanthropic movement known as effective altruism with talks from several prominent academics including Angus Deaton and Peter Singer. The full conference description is available on the Yale Global Justice […]
If you are in DC on the evening of April 14 and are interested in Tax Justice, here’s an event you might want to attend: Thursday, April 14, 2016 5:30 – 8:30 PM Harry Harding Auditorium, 2nd Floor Elliott School of International Affairs 1957 E Street NW, Washington, D.C. The Institute for International Economic Policy at the George Washington […]
Below are videos from the recent Global Justice Post-2015 Conference held at Yale University, from October 30th to November 1st. The conference was co-hosted by ASAP, the Yale Global Justice Program (GJP), and Global Financial Integrity. Special thanks to Yale GJP Fellow Alexandre Sayegh for filming the videos.
ASAP is working with the Yale Global Justice Program and Global Financial Integrity to co-host the conference entitled “Global Justice Post-2015” from October 30th to November 1st. Read more about the conference here. The program is available here.
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.
Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia in Phnom Penh held a conference on January 5th and 6th that concluded in the launch of two ASAP chapters: ASAP Cambodia and ASAP Southeast Asia. The conference, titled “Building Thoughtful Collaborations to Help Overcome Regional Problems of Poverty,” focused on sustainable development in developing countries. ASAP President Thomas Pogge was […]