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

Agricultural Development, the State, and the Role of Knowledge

February 2019

CROP POVERTY BRIEF 49: By Reidar Øygard (PhD candidate at the Department of Administration and Organization Theory at the University of Bergen)

Poverty as Ideology: Rescuing Social Justice from Global Development Agendas

18 January 2019 | George Washington University, USA

BOOK LAUNCH by Andrew Fischer, winner of the International Studies in Poverty Prize awarded by CROP and Zed Books.

Transnational Partnerships in the Enablement of Sustainable Water Accessibility in Sub-Saharan Africa

January 2019

CROP POVERTY BRIEF 48: By Adebusuyi Isaac Adeniran (Senior Lecturer in Development Studies at Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Nigeria, and Research Coordinator at Migration and Development in Africa Monitors (MDAM), Nigeria)

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The Politics of Poverty in Contemporary Russia

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NEW BOOK by Ann-Mari Sätre (Uppsala University, Sweden).