Thomas Pogge

Leitner Professor of Philosophy and International Affairs, Yale University

Pogge heads the Global Justice Program at Yale's MacMillan Center. Work there currently focuses on four projects: (1) a team effort toward developing a complement to the pharmaceutical patent regime that would improve access to advanced medicines worldwide (Health Impact Fund); (2) a team effort toward developing new indexes for tracking poverty and gender disparities worldwide; (3) a team effort toward finding ways of reducing the enormous losses poor populations suffer through illicit financial outflows due to corruption as well as tax evasion and tax avoidance; and (4) a team effort toward mobilizing the creativity and expertise of academics in support of effective poverty reduction through promoting stronger collaboration, effective public outreach and thoughtful policy intervention (Academics Stand Against Poverty).