Poverty, Justice and Development: David Hulme and Thomas Pogge

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Date(s) - 22/05/2014
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

New Academic Building (NAB) Sheikh Zayed Theatre


Poverty, Justice and Development

Thursday 22 May, 6.30 – 8pm
Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

David Hulme, Professor of Development Studies, University of Manchester

Thomas Pogge, Leitner Professor of Philosophy and International Affairs, Yale University

Chair: Gabriel Wollner, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, LSE and Forum for European Philosophy Fellow

What are the causes of poverty? What is the nature of our moral obligations towards the global poor? And what are effective policies and strategies of development? Combining normative argument with empirical analysis, political philosopher Thomas Pogge and development economist David Hulme will explore issues of poverty, justice and development in an inter-disciplinary dialogue.

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