26 Nov Universities for Poverty Alleviation’s first public event with a lecture by Professor Thomas Pogge from Yale University.
Madrid, 26th November 2014 – Professor Thomas Pogge director of Global Justice Program, Professor of Philosophy and International Relations at Yale University and president of the organization Academics Stand Against Poverty (ASAP), responded Helsinki España’s invitation and visited Madrid on 24th , 25th and 26th of November.
The main part of the event took place on 25th November at 6.30 pm at the Center for Constitutional Studies in Madrid, where Professor Thomas Pogge gave a two hour lecture entitled “What are our duties towards the global poor?”. Professor shared his ideas and answered numerous questions about what can we do to end poverty in the world, in a full venue holding more than 80 students and academics from around the world.
Second benefit of this visit was the opportunity for the promoters of “Universities for Poverty Alleviation” to hold two working sessions with Professor Thomas Pogge in which they addressed issues such as: the preparation for the Rectors Congress in 2015 to promote the involvement of academia in poverty alleviation and the possibilities of its participation ; the situation analysis of the organization that presides ASAP, both globally and in Spain; and the possibility for collaboration between different university networks in the work for poverty alleviation.