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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Hosted by Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu in March 2019 colleagues from ASAP Spain supported the launch of our new chapter ASAP Nepal at the Conference on Collective Responsibility
Dr Hari Timalsina of Tribhuvan University was joined by colleagues from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Spain) and the University of Oxford (UK) to discuss issues of collective responsibility including:
- Sea Access for Landlocked States
- Against Collective Responsibility
- Fertility and collective Responsibility
- Collective Responsibility, Population and Health
Paula Casal (ASAP Spain) is a Professor in the Law Department of Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Jeff McMahan is White’s Professor of Moral PhilosophyProfessorial Fellow, Corpus Christi College, Oxford
Andrew Williams, Research Professor at ICREA and Pompeu Fabra University
The symposium convened by ASAP, Global Justice Now and Club de Madrid aims to critically analyse the structural shifts and reorientation in attitudes and rhetoric that need to be taken regarding migration related policy decision making. The debate will use evidenced based research to challenge the underpinning assumptions currently driving migration related decision making processes.
Registrations to attend the event can be made through this link
Convening thought leaders in policy, research and civil society this discussion series challenges the wider framing of austerity politics and asks the question, where do we go from here?
This colloquium will be the first in a series and will explore the ways in which policy makers and other influential actors can shift negative attitudes towards migrants and migration, and identify what positive citizenship looks like in this context. The colloquium will be convened to determine what effective inclusive economy, migration policy and processes should look like in a shared societies context. We define an inclusive economy as one which there is better systems and opportunities for more broadly shared prosperity especially for those facing the greatest barriers to advancing their well-being.
Academics Stand Against Poverty and Global Justice Now are pleased to welcome members of World Leadership Alliance, Club de Madrid, Jigmi Thinley, Prime Minister of Bhutan from April 2008 to April 2013 and WLA-CdM NetPLUSS Member Kinga Göncz, Foreign Minister of Hungary from 2006 to 2009, and subsequently a member of the European Parliament to lead a discussion on what different countries can learn from each other about how to build a more inclusive society.
They will be joined on the panel by:
- Laura Hammond, Professor of Development Studies at SOAS
- Frances Webber, Vice-chair of the Institute of Race Relations Council of Management and prosecutor at the Permanent Peoples Tribunal of the London Hearing “Putting the Hostile Environment on Trial”
- Yva Alexandrova-Meadway, Policy and Campaigns Manager with Consonant
The morning panel will be chaired by Myles Wickstead, Visiting Professor (International Relations) at King’s College London and Associate Professor at the University of Exeter.
The afternoon panel will be chaired by Helen Yanacopulos, Professor of Political Science at the University of British Columbia.