Thomas Pogge

Having received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Harvard, Thomas Pogge writes and teaches on moral and political philosophy and Kant. He is Leitner Professor of Philosophy and International Affairs at Yale University, Professorial Fellow at the ANU Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Policy (CAPPE), and Research Director at the Oslo University Centre for the Study of Mind in Nature (CSMN). His recent publications include Politics as Usual, Polity forthcoming; Hacer justicia a la humanidad, FCE 2009; World Poverty and Human Rights, 2nd edn, Polity 2008; Global Justice and Global Ethics, both co-edited, Paragon House 2008; The Health Impact Fund: Making New Medicines Accessible for All, with Aidan Hollis, 2008; John Rawls: His Life and Theory of Justice, Oxford 2007; Freedom from Poverty as a Human Right, edited, Oxford & UNESCO 2007; and A Companion to Contemporary Political Philosophy, co-edited, Blackwell 2007. He is editor for social and political philosophy for the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy and a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science. With support from the Australian Research Council, the BUPA Foundation and the European Commission, Pogge’s current work is focused on a team effort toward developing the Health Impact Fund, a complement to the pharmaceutical patent regime that would improve access to advanced medicines for poor people worldwide (