CROP Chair Thomas Pogge at Bergen Summer Research School

CROP Chair Thomas Pogge at Bergen Summer Research School

LECTURE: Food as a global development challenge is the cross-cutting theme of the Bergen Summer Research School (BSRS) 2013.

18 June 2013 | University of Bergen, Norway

The Bergen Summer Research School (BSRS) is a joint venture under the leadership of the University of Bergen with the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, Bergen University College, Chr. Michelsen Institute and UniResearch.

During two weeks in June 2013, from June 17th to 29th, the School will gather an international group of research students and scientists to explore food as a global development challenge, the complex and interlinked challenges in an interdisciplinary atmosphere. 

Chair of CROP Prof. Thomas Pogge, who is Director of the Global Justice Program and Leitner Professor of Philosophy and International Affairs, Yale University, USA, will hold one of the keynote lectures. Efforts to reach the Millennium Development Goals have been characterised by methodological revisions which artificially lower the number of hungry people. As new development goals are about to be formulated, Pogge underlines that we must urgently learn the lessons from the expiring ones which have brought mainly cosmetic efforts and cosmetic progress. 

Prof. Pogge will also take part in the Roundtable discussion: Global Change, Food Security and Ethical Challenges. Persistent poverty, environmental degradation and poor governance are today widespread but avoidable. The Roundtable participants will discuss what should be the responsibility of the powerful states, the intergovernmental organizations, the international corporations, the individual citizens, in achieving a more sustainable, equitable and harmonious world where basic needs are met for all human beings?




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