Thomas Pogge is the co-editor of “Freedom from Poverty as a Human Right: Who Owes What to the Very Poor?” and “Real World Justice,” co-author of “The Health Impact Fund: Making New Medicines Accessible for All,” and the editor for social and political philosophy for the “Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.”
Pogge is particularly known for his argument that the global rich have a “positive duty” to help others in need as well as a “negative duty” not to contribute to the imposition of a global institutional order that impedes the fulfillment of basic socioeconomic rights.
He currently holds adjunct professorial appointments at the Australian National University Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, and the philosophy department at the University of Oslo, Norway, where he is the research director of the Centre for the Study of Mind in Nature.
This lecture is sponsored by the Poverty and Solidarity Program, Peace Building/Human Rights Initiative, and Program in Applied Ethics at John Carroll University.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
D.J. Lombardo Student Center/ LSC Conference Room
John Carroll University
20700 North Park Boulevard
University Heights, Ohio 44118