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Philosopher Thomas Pogge wants to ensure medications get to those who need it most. He has published on a wide range of subjects such as global justice and human rights.

Thomas Pogge is currently Leitner Professor of Philosophy and International Affairs at Yale University.

He is also Professorial Fellow at the ANU Centre for Applied Philosophy and Research Director at the Centre for Study of Mind in Nature, University of Oslo. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University.

He is a prolific writer and lecturer, who has written extensively on moral and political philosophy, including books on cosmopolitanism, global justice and extreme poverty.

His book World Poverty and Human Rights is regarded as one of the leading works on global justice. Pogge also heads a team that is working towards developing a complement to the pharmaceutical patent regime that would improve access to advanced medicines for the poor worldwide.

His work on global justice and eradication of world poverty is marked by an emphasis on negative duties.

He has argued that the massive persistence of severe poverty reflects not merely a breach by the global rich of their positive duty to assist people in great need but also a violation of their negative duty not to contribute to the imposition of a global institutional order that foreseeably and avoidably renders the basic socioeconomic human rights of millions unfulfilled.

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Thomas Pogge to Present “The Health Impact Fund: Enhancing ...

internationally acclaimed scholar on philosophy, morality and justice, will present "The Health Impact Fund: Enhancing Justice ...

A Global Plan To End Poverty - Social Europe Journal

Mar 1, 2013 ... Watch political philosopher Thomas Pogge set out his plan to end global poverty at the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) in London.

Durham Castle Lecture Series: Professor Thomas Pogge - Durham ...

May 14, 2014 ... Professor Thomas Pogge. Leitner Professor of Philosophy and Internal Affairs at Yale University. Director of the Global Justice Program

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