Friday, August 19, 2011

Global Poverty Workshop in Oslo

We invite global poverty experts from all disciplines to participate in "Building Consensus on Global Poverty", a workshop hosted by Professor Thomas Pogge that will take place in Oslo on Sep 3-4 under the auspices of the Centre for the Study of Mind in Nature (UiO).

The goal of this meeting is twofold: launching the Academics Stand Against Poverty (ASAP) network in Norway and launching a new ASAP initiative called the Global Poverty Consensus Report.

Background: Academics Stand Against Poverty (ASAP) is a new international organization of scholars and teachers that aims to increase the impact of academics on global poverty through promoting and supporting collaboration, public outreach and policy intervention. ASAP members include moral and political theorists, economists, environmental scientists, public health experts, and scholars from a range of other disciplines.

The Global Poverty Consensus Report (GPCR), is a project aimed at building an inclusive academic consensus on what ought and can be done to alleviate global poverty -- a consensus that will feed into ongoing international discussions about the replacement of the Millennium Development Goals. For more information:

Professor Pogge will chair the workshop, and participants will be asked to share their ideas for developing ASAP and the GPCR project.

The main results of our discussions in Oslo will be presented at a public event on the evening of September 4th with Ashok Acharya, Alberto Cimadamore, and Thomas Pogge, among others, participating as panelists.

The Oslo conference will be closely followed by a "twin" conference in New-Delhi on Oct. 20th. This second meeting will be dedicated to building and shaping the ASAP network in India as well as to continuing the discussion started in Oslo on the Global Poverty Consensus Report. Both conferences are co-sponsored by CSMN and CROP (Comparative Research Programme on Poverty, UiBergen).

Place: University of Oslo, Blindern Campus (more precise details to follow soon).

Time: Saturday, Sept. 3, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., with buffet and reception to follow; Sunday, Sept. 4, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with dinner to follow.

Since there is limited seating available we will prioritize registrants based on disciplinary diversity and time of registration.

For questions and registration contact: Knut-Eric Joslin

For the full call for participation go to:

For the conference agenda go to:

For more information on ASAP:

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