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Academics Stand Against Poverty (ASAP) is a global professional association that empowers academics to make greater impact on severe poverty.

Guided by our members and extensive network of chapters, we produce evidence for alternative narratives and policies with respect to the world’s poor.

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Announcing the 2023 ASAP Book Prize Winners!

Journal ASAP, in collaboration with Academics Stand Against Poverty and the Yale University Global Justice Program, proudly announces the winners of the 2023 ASAP Book Prize, recognizing outstanding academic contributions to understanding and combatting poverty.

Calling All Scholarly Voices!

As the fight against poverty continues, ASAP invites nominations for the 2024 awards. We encourage scholars from all disciplines to submit their work, whether a groundbreaking monograph, a compelling collection of essays, or a lifetime of dedication to advancing understanding and solutions. The call for nominations closes on July 31, 2024.

Through these awards, Journal ASAP reaffirms its commitment to advancing knowledge and igniting action against global poverty. Join us in celebrating our 2023 winners and in embracing the vital role of scholarship in building a more just and equitable world.

To submit your nomination, click HERE for more information.

African Union Secures a Seat at the G20 Table

In a groundbreaking development that can reshape the global economic landscape, the African Union (AU) has officially beexan included in the pivotal Group of Twenty (G20).

This monumental decision, which promises to bring Africa’s voice to the forefront of international economic discussions, is a triumph for inclusivity and a testament to the collective advocacy of organizations and voices worldwide.

Among those voices, ASAP stands tall as a proud advocate for this historic milestone.

A Seat at the Table

The G20, comprising the world’s major economies, plays a pivotal role in shaping international economic policies and addressing global challenges. Historically, the AU has been excluded from this influential forum, despite the continent’s immense potential and growing economic significance. However, this has changed with the recent announcement of the AU’s inclusion, marking a significant turning point in international diplomacy.


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Dr. Thalia and the Khelkhal Organization

Academics Stand Against Poverty (ASAP) is honored to have Dr. Thalia Arawi as a valued member of our organization. Dr. Arawi, the Founding Director and advisor for Khelkhal, has been instrumental in shaping the vision and success of this student-led initiative. Khelkhal, meaning “anklet” in Arabic, symbolizes beauty, audacity, and the lingering chime of a movement. This inspiring volunteering initiative, based at the American University of Beirut’s Faculty of Medicine, aims to spread ethics education, foster humanism, and alleviate poverty. We are excited to announce that Khelkhal will also play a significant role in building the PanArab ASAP chapter this year, expanding its reach and impact beyond Lebanon. 

Making a Difference in the Community
Since its establishment in 2019 by Bashar Hassan, a Med III student, and Dr. Thalia Arawi, Khelkhal has grown exponentially, currently engaging over 280 volunteers from across the country and the region. 

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Did you know that ASAP tackles the root causes of #poverty through research & #advocacy?

We fight for a world where everyone has the chance to #thrive.

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Do you know someone who's dedicated their career to fighting poverty?

Nominate them for one of the following:
- Lifetime Achievement Award
- Book of the Year Award
- Book of the Year Award

Deadline July 31st.

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Huge congrats to Alexander Jacobs, co-winner of the 10th Amartya Sen Essay Prize!

Want to follow in his footsteps? Enter the competition & win $5,000.

Explore illicit financial flows & propose solutions.

Deadline Aug 31st.

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