Thomas Pogge

Leitner Professor of Philosophy and International Affairs at Yale University
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Thomas Pogge is the Leitner Professor of Philosophy and International Affairs at Yale University. His research focuses on theoretical approaches to international justice, particularly economic and social justice. He is also conducting research under an European Union Seventh Framework Grant (2008-11), called “Pharma Innovation Innova-P2,” an international collaboration of seven partner institutions toward fully developing and specifying the Health Impact Fund as a complement to the patent system for pharmaceuticals. His most recent publications include Politics as Usual: What Lies behind the Pro-Poor Rhetoric (Polity Press 2010); Kant, Rawls and Global Justice (Shanghai Translation Publishing House 2010) (in Chinese); and World Poverty and Human Rights: Cosmopolitan Responsibilities and Reforms (Polity Press, 2nd ed. 2008). He is also the Research Director of the Center for the Study of Mind in Nature at the University of Oslo, a Member of the Scientific Committee of the Comparative Research Program on Poverty, and an editor of numerous journals and other publications, including the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. He received a Diploma in Sociology from the University of Hamburg and a Ph.D. in philosophy from Harvard University.