Thomas Pogge

Professor of Philosophy and International Affairs - Yale University

Having received his PhD in philosophy from Harvard, Thomas Pogge has published widely on Kant and in moral and political philosophy. He is Leitner Professor of Philosophy and International Affairs at Yale, Professorial Fellow at the Australian National University, Research Director at the Oslo University Centre for the Study of Mind in Nature (CSMN) and a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science.

His recent publications include Politics as Usual, Polity 2010; Kant, Rawls, and Global Justice (Chinese), Shanghai Translation Press 2010; Hacer justicia a la humanidad, FCE 2009; World Poverty and Human Rights, 2nd edn, Polity 2008; Global Justice and Global Ethics, co-edited, Paragon House 2008; The Health Impact Fund, co-authored with Aidan Hollis, 2008; John Rawls: His Life and Theory of Justice, Oxford 2007; and Freedom from Poverty as a Human Right, edited, Oxford & UNESCO 2007 (

Pogge is leading two grant-supported team efforts toward developing new indexes for measuring poverty and gender equity and toward developing a complement to the pharmaceutical patent regime that would improve access to advanced medicines worldwide.