The Institute for Human Development (IHD) in association with The Centre for Development and Human Rights (CDHR) is pleased to invite you to a lecture by Professor Thomas Pogge on July 24th, 6:00pm at the IIC (Lecture Hall 1, Annexe).  The lecture will be preceded by high tea at 5:30pm.  The title of the lecture is ‘Severe Poverty, Human Rights and Institutional Design.’ (Further details of the event are provided below.)  

Professor Pogge is Leitner Professor of Philosophy and International Affairs at Yale University.  He is the author of more than 28 books and 54 journal articles, with leading contributions to the fields of global justice and human rights.  His book World Poverty and Human Rights is widely regarded as one of the most important works on global justice.  Professor Pogge has delivered 880 public lectures in 44 countries, and is the author of a celebrated TED talk, which has already been viewed some 180,000 times online: TED Talk “Reimagining pharmaceutical innovation,” Saturday, September 24, 2011, http://tedxcanberra.org/2011/10/thomas-pogge-reimagining-pharmaceutical-innovation/

Besides being a leading scholar, Professor Pogge is committed to bringing his academic work on global poverty to public audiences, policy makers and NGOs across the world.  His current work is focused on a team effort toward developing a complement to the pharmaceutical patent regime that would improve access to advanced medicines for the poor worldwide (www.healthimpactfund.org).  He is also the founder and  president of Academics Stand Against Poverty (ASAP), an international network that aims to enhance the impact  of scholars, teachers and students on global poverty eradication by promoting their collaboration and outreach (http://academicsstand.org/). A chapter of ASAP (ASAP-India) was launched at Delhi University in October 2011.  

We hope that you will be able to attend the lecture, and also the high tea at 5:30pm.  Looking forward to meeting you on July 24th!

Dr. Mitu Sengupta, on behalf of CDHR (www.cdhr.org.in)

IHD Distinguished Lecture Series

  Institute for Human Development (IHD)   
            In association with
Centre for Development and Human Rights (CDHR)
Invites you to a Lecture on
Severe Poverty, Human Rights and Institutional Design


Leitner Professor of Philosophy and International Affairs
Yale University

Distinguished University Professor of Economics
 New School for Social Research, New York
& Former Vice-Chancellor, Delhi University

Honorary Professor
Council for Social Development, New Delhi

Economic Advisor to the Office of Finance Minister
Ministry of Finance, Government of India

On Tuesday, July 24, 2012, 6 p.m.
at the Lecture Hall – 1, India International Centre Annexe
40, Max Mueller Marg, New Delhi – 110003

Please join us for High Tea at 5.30 p.m.
Alakh N Sharma
Professor & Director
Institute for Human Development
New Delhi

Institute for Human Development
NIDM Building, IIPA Campus, IP Estate, New Delhi 110002
Ph. 23321610, 23358166

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