Thomas Pogge over Global Justice

The 3TU.Ethics Management Team and the whole 3TU.Ethics staff are pleased to announce the lecture of professor Thomas Pogge which will take place, May 18, 2010, at the Peace Palace of The Hague. Professor Pogge will provide an insight of and will involve the audience in a discussion on Global Poverty: What is (To Be) Done?.

Professor Pogge is Leitner Professor of Philosophy and International Affairs at Yale University and Research Director at the Centre for the Study of Mind in Nature, University of Oslo. His work on Global Justice doesn’t need any introduction, but to remind his most known contributions to the contemporary philosophical debate we could mention his work on Rawls theory of justice, cosmopolitanism and, more recently, extreme poverty. His book World Poverty and Human Rights is widely regarded as one of the most important works on global justice. It is on this latter topic, and on global poverty in particular, that Professor Pogge will give his lecture at Peace Palace in front of a heterogeneous audience of scholars, students and government representatives.

The lecture will start at 3 pm at the wonderful venue of the congress centre of Peace Palace, in The Hague. Sits available are 150 circa. The programme of the event is downloadable here.

Thomas Hurkxkens

21 april 2010