Thomas Pogge

Thomas Pogge

Leitner Professor of Philosophy and International Affairs / Yale University, USA

Having received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Harvard, Thomas Pogge writes and teaches on moral and political philosophy and Kant.

He is also Research Director at the Oslo University Centre for the Study of Mind in Nature and Adjunct Professor of Political Philosophy at the Centre for Professional Ethics of the University of Central Lancashire (CSMN).

Recently awarded by the European Research Council, “Performance-based Innovation Rewards" (2014-18), and winner of The American Philosophical Association's 2013 Gregory Kavka Prize in political philosophy for his paper: “Are We Violating the Human Rights of the World's Poor?".

Among his recent authored and co-authored publications include:

  • Tax Abuses, Poverty and Human Rights. London, International Bar Association 2013.
  • Politics as Usual: What Lies behind the Pro-Poor Rhetoric. Cambridge, Polity Press 2010.
  • Hacer justicia a la humanidad: Problemas de ética práctica. Ciudad de México, Fondo de Cultura Económica FCE 2009.

Edited and Co-Edited Publications:

  • Global Financial Crisis (Co-Edited): the Ethical Issues, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan 2011.
  • Giving Well (Co-Edited): The Ethics of Philanthropy. Oxford University Press 2011.
  • Absolute Poverty and Global Justice (Co-Edited): Empirical Data – Moral Theories – Initiatives. Aldershot: Ashgate 2009.
  • World Poverty and Human Rights: Cosmopolitan Responsibilities and Reforms, 2nd edition. Cambridge: Polity Press 2008.
  • Global Justice and Global Ethics, (Co-edited). Paragon House 2008.

CROP News and Events


May 2019

This report presents CROP's activities for the period January-December 2018.

Human Security as a Sine Qua Non for Poverty Reduction and Sustainable Development in Africa

May 2019

CROP POVERTY BRIEF 50: by Ojijo Odhiambo and Fatima Umar (UNDP Nigeria Country Office).

Poverty as Ideology: Rescuing Social Justice from Global Development Agendas

14 May 2019 | Bergen Global

LITERARY SALON: Andrew Fischer, winner of the International Studies in Poverty Prize awarded by CROP and Zed Books.

News from CROPNET

The Breakthrough of the Social: Practical Utopias, Wisdom and Radical Transformations - Social work

2-6 September 2019 | Dubrovnik, Croatia

CONFERENCE commemorating 30 years of social work courses at the Inter-university centre (IUC).

EADI ISS Conference 2020

29 June - 2 July 2020 | The Hague, Netherlands

CALL FOR PANELS: Solidarity, Peace and Social Justice (deadline 6 September)

World Science Forum 2019

20-23 November, 2019 | Budapest, Hungary

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: "Science, Ethics and Responsibility" (deadline 10 April).