Asunción Lera St. Clair

Asunción Lera St. Clair

Professor CICERO, University Of Oslo, NORWAY

Asun St. Clair is a philosopher and sociologist, her research interests are focused on critical poverty studies, development and climate change ethics; human rights and global justice; social theory and sociology of knowledge; ethics and political philosophy; multilateral organizations.

Research Projects include Climate Change Discourse, Rights and the Poor: Scientific Knowledge, International Political Discourse, and Local Voices; St. Clair is also working with the Critical Global Poverty Studies Group on the project Reframing Poverty: What Role for the Middle Classes.

St. Clair is Lead Author of the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). She is appointed to co-author chapter 1 (“Point of Departure”) of the Working Group II Report on Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability

Recent books include, Climate Change, Ethics and Human Security (with Karen O'Brien and Berit Kristoferssen) Cambridge University Press, 2010; Development Ethics: A Reader (with Des Gasper) Ashgate, 2010; Global Poverty, Ethics and Human Rights: What Role for Multilateral Organizations (with Desmond McNeill) Routledge 2009.


CROP News and Events

The Politics of Social Inclusion: From Knowledge to Action

15 November 2019 | UN Library, GENEVA

BOOK LAUNCH for forthcoming CROP/UNESCO publication (as part of UNRISD Seminar Series)

New Global Research Programme on Inequality (GRIP)

15 October 2019

The University of Bergen (UiB) and the International Science Council have signed a new agreement for a Global Research Programme on Inequality (GRIP).

Putting Children First: New Frontiers in the Fight Against Child Poverty in Africa

18 October 2019 | Brighton, UK

BOOK LAUNCH and workshop at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) in Brighton, UK

News from CROPNET

RCT: The Gold Standard for Poverty Eradication?

6 November 2019 | Bergen Global CMI/UiB

OPEN SEMINAR organised by Bergen Global CMI/UiB with Howard White (Campbell), Sarah A Tobin (CMI), Georg Picot (UiB) and Espen Villanger (CMI)

International Science Council (ISC) inaugural Action Plan 2019-2021

October 2019

The ISC's inaugural Action Plan, Advancing Science as a Global Public Good, was recently shared with ISC members.

Launch and Workshop Event: CALL FOR PROPOSALS (Deadline 15 July)

Friday 18 October 2019

‘Putting Children First: New Frontiers in the Fight Against Child Poverty in Africa’ Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton, UK