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Keith Horton Academics stands against poverty

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Keith Horton Academics stands against poverty

  1. 1. Present and Future Keith Horton (khorton@uow.edu.au)
  2. 2. What is ASAP? • Academics Stand Against Poverty (ASAP) is an international network that seeks to help academics and students enhance their impact on global poverty.
  3. 3. The main question we ask • Given the resources we can muster, and what others are already doing, what can we do that is likely to have the most impact on global poverty?
  4. 4. Structure • ASAP International (academicsstand.org) • ASAP national and regional chapters (India, Canada, Germany, Spain, the UK, Mexico, Oceania . . .)
  5. 5. What do we do? (1) Stimulate discussion among academics and others about our main question (Given the resources we can muster, and what others are already doing, what can we do that is likely to have the most impact on global poverty?) (conferences, symposium in Ethics & International Affairs (July 2012))
  6. 6. What do we do? (2) Organise projects – ASAP international (Health Impact Fund; Impact: Global Poverty . . .) – ASAP India (Know Your Rights India) – ASAP Oceania (Australian Political Party Poverty Audit) –...
  7. 7. What should we do in the future? • ???

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