Prominent poverty researchers in Mexico City discussed impact, the Latin American context and the ASAP idea at a recent workshop.
The event, titled “Poverty and the Global Academic Community: Promoting Positive Impact,” was hosted by the Department of Law at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), in Mexico City. It was organized by David Mena Aleman, Professor of International Affairs at Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City.
ASAP Board member Luis Cabrera, who teaches international political theory at the University of Birmingham (UK), offered a presentation on the organization, and participants discussed the idea and potential of ASAP in Mexico and elsewhere in Latin America. Cabrera also made presentations on issues of poverty and global justice to various other audiences around Mexico City during the week.
Discussions are underway toward a possible ASAP launch in Mexico in 2013.