Project Leads

Simon Burall is the Director of Involve. He has long and extensive experience the fields of democratic reform, governance, public participation, stakeholder engagement, and accountability and transparency. He has worked at the national level in Africa, Asia and Europe as well as on related issues of global governance and democracy.
Lyn Carson was the founding Academic Program Director of the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney and is now one of its Adjunct Professors. She is currently Professor in applied politics, with the Centre for Citizenship and Public Policy at the University of Western Sydney.
Erin Hannah is Associate Professor of Political Science at King’s University College at the University of Western Ontario. She is an international political economist specializing in global governance, international trade negotiations, sustainable development, global civil society, and European Union trade politics. She examines the conditions under which knowledge and power asymmetries can be redressed through global governance and institutional reform, with a particular emphasis on social justice and equity issues. She brings to the table extensive knowledge of regional and international trade negotiations, particularly in the areas of agriculture, services, intellectual property rights, aid and development. She has published articles in Journal of International Economic Law, Journal of Civil Society, and Journal of World Trade. Her book, NGOs and Global Trade, is forthcoming with the Routledge Global Institutions Series.
Keith Horton is a Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Wollongong, Australia. Originally from the UK, he received his Ph.D. from the University of Reading in 2002.  He has written numerous articles on the moral implications of world poverty, and co-edited three books: Ethical Questions and International NGOs (with Chris Roche, Springer 2010), Global Ethics: Seminal Essays (with Thomas Pogge, Paragon 2008), and Globalisation and Equality (with Haig Patapan, Routledge, 2004).
Charles Kenny is a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development and a Schwartz fellow at the New America Foundation. Previously, he worked at the World Bank, managing projects and research in infrastructure as well as governance and anticorruption.
Meena Krishnamurthy is an Assistant Professor in Philosophy at the University of Manitoba. She recently completed a Research Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Novel Tech Ethics, Dalhousie University where she worked on the project Pandemic Planning and Foundational Questions of Justice, the Common Good and the Public Interest. Her main areas of research are in political philosophy, normative ethics, and applied ethics. Her current work focuses on global justice and public health ethics and their intersection.
Thomas Pogge is the Director of the Global Justice Program and Leitner Professor of Philosophy and International Affairs at Yale University.  Having received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Harvard, he has published widely on Kant and in moral and political philosophy, most recently, Politics as Usual.  His current work is focused on a team effort toward developing a complement to the pharmaceutical patent regime that would improve access to advanced medicines for the poor worldwide (
Mitu Sengupta is an Associate Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at Ryerson University in Toronto and is the head of research at the Centre for Development and Human Rights in Delhi. She holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Toronto, and an MA and BA in Political Science from McGill University in Montreal. She has published widely on Indian market liberalization and development, on labor and migration, and on the politics of sporting and cultural events. Previously, she worked as a consultant for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, in addition to working as an editorial writer in Delhi.
Esther Shubert is a Ph.D student in the philosophy department at Yale University. Her research interests are in the area of global justice, with a primary focus on issues of financial integrity including illicit financial flows, resource extraction and tax justice. She received her B.A. in philosophy from the University of Toronto. She is currently researching illicit financial flows in the context of development finance as an intern at the UNDP.
Gilad Tanay is a Ph.D. student in the Philosophy Department at Yale University. He is writing his dissertation under Stephen Darwall on the the ethical significance of moral disagreement. He received his B.A. degree in Philosophy and Psychology from the program for outstanding students at Tel-Aviv University. He is the co-founder and was the first chairman of the Israeli Student Coalition for Peace. He is the co-founder of Climate Voices, an NGO focusing on the justice and human-rights dimensions of global climate-change.
Cat Tully is an independent consultant working on foreign and development policy issues. She recently became a member of the ASAP Board of Directors. Cat was formerly Strategy Project Director at the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office. She has also previously worked in the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit, developing domestic policy and strategic capability, including a strategic audit of the UK. Cat has also worked for the UN Deputy Secretary General’s office on the UN reform process, Global Compact, UN Development Programme, and with the World Bank in Geneva.
Carissa Veliz is a Ph.D. student in the Philosophy Department at the City University of New York, Graduate Center and at the University of Salamanca. She is interested in moral psychology, ethics, bioethics, philosophy of mind, and Buddhist philosophy and practice.



Talya Lockman-Fine is a current junior at Yale University, majoring in Ethics, Politics, and Economics and Global Affairs and deeply passionate about human rights and international development. She has worked at the Jacob Blaustein Institute for the Advancement of Human Rights in New York City and at Spark MigroGrants in Musanze, Rwanda, and, at Yale, has been involved with the Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights, the Yale International Relations Association, and the Yale Association for African Peace and Development.