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Human Rights and Economic Justice: Essential Elements of the Post-MDG Agenda

Human Rights and Economic Justice: Essential Elements of the Post-MDG Agenda

CONFERENCE co-sponsored by CROP, with participation by the CROP Scientific Director, CROP Chair, and several members of the CROP Scientific Committee.

18-20 October 2013 | University of Yale, USA

Academics, NGO leaders, and policy makers will gather in New Haven to discuss tax justice, global health, and the role of academia in combating poverty. 

Friday, October 18, the opening day of the conference, will be dedicated to illicit financial flows from the Global South—massive outflows of capital resulting from tax avoidance and evasion, corruption, and organized crime. Recent commitments from the G8 and G20 to tackle tax dodging add new urgency to the search for policy solutions, and identifying a policy agenda for the Global South will be the focus of the day's presentations.

Saturday, October 19, will have a dual focus on global health and the role of academia in poverty alleviation. The morning session will feature speakers leading diverse initiatives to improve health in the Global South, including a proposed global fund that would improve access to new medicines by rewarding pharmaceutical companies for the measured health impact of their products to an organization using the energy from cell towers to refrigerate vaccines in remote areas.

Saturday's second session will feature academics researching, advocating for, and implementing initiatives to alleviate poverty. The session will open with a keynote address from Marty Chen, Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and International Coordinator of WIEGO. A panel on academic impact on poverty in the Global South will follow,  finally, the day will close with a dual keynote by David Hulme, Executive Director of the Brooks World Poverty Institute and Sukhadeo Thorat, Chairman of the Indian Council of Social Science Research.

Sunday, October 20 will be wholly dedicated to the question of how academics can more effectively work together to improve the lives of people living in poverty. The day will open with a panel on global justice-focused research centers and their impact on poverty.

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Human Rights and Economic Justice -Programme and Agenda

The event is free and open to the public, held on Yale's campus, in Luce Hall Auditorium.


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