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Luojia Lecture Series on Environmental Law No. 91


Luojia Lecture Series on

Environmental Law No. 91

Rawls's Difference Principle

Speaker: Thomas POGGE, Leitner Professor of Philosophy and International Affairs,Yale University

Moderator: QIN Tianbao, Director of RIEL, Wuhan University

Time: 14:30-16:30, May 16, 2019 (Thursday)

Venue: Room 325, Law School Building

Participants: All staff and students of the RIEL


Having received his PhD in philosophy from Harvard, Thomas Pogge is Leitner Professor of Philosophy and International Affairs and founding Director of the Global Justice Program at Yale while also holding a part-time position at the University of Central Lancashire. Pogge is a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science as well as co-founder of Academics Stand Against Poverty (ASAP), an international network aiming to enhance the impact of scholars, teachers and students on global poverty, and of Incentives for Global Health, 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). His recent publications include Designing in Ethics, co-edited, Cambridge 2017; Global Tax Fairness, co-edited, Oxford 2016;《实现罗尔斯》(上海: 上海译文出版社, 2015年); Politics as Usual, Polity 2010; 康德、罗尔斯与全球正义》(上海: 上海译文出版社, 2010年); World Poverty and Human Rights, 2nd edition, Polity 2008; Global Justice and Global Ethics, co-edited, Paragon House 2008; John Rawls: His Life and Theory of Justice, Oxford 2007; and Freedom from Poverty as a Human Right, edited, Oxford & UNESCO 2007. More information at https://campuspress.yale.edu/thomaspogge/

The Luojia Lecture Series on Environmental Law is an academic platform organized by the Research Institute of Environmental Law (RIEL) of Wuhan University. It adheres to the principle of "equal emphasis on legal theory and practice, with a balance between legal authority and cutting-edge research." The Lecture Series invites legal theorists and practitioners, from China and other countries, to contribute presentations on the current problems and controversies in environmental law.