Moral Psychology and Poverty Alleviation

Posted: 7 de February de 2012 by Fernando Furtado in Call for Papers, Event

CFA: Moral Psychology and Poverty Alleviation

Academics Stand Against Poverty (ASAP) Anniversary Workshop

Sponsored by: the Global Justice Program of the Whitney and Betty
MacMillan Centre for International and Area Studies, Yale University
and the Program in Cognitive Science, Yale University

Keynote Speakers: Paul Slovic, University of Oregon and Nicole
Hassoun, Carnegie Mellon University

Where: New Haven, Yale University
When: April 13, 2012
Deadline for submission: March 2, 2012

The call:

Many individuals in affluent nations are aware that a vast number of
people live in conditions of severe poverty. Yet they are more likely
to go to the movies or to buy an expensive sweater than they are to
give their money to humanitarian aid. The question arises, how can
individuals be motivated to act on their duties to aid the global

The Global Justice Program and the Department of Cognitive Science
invite the submission of 350-500 word abstracts for 25-minute
presentations on the subject of ‘Moral Psychology and Poverty
Alleviation” for their upcoming workshop.
The conference aims to stimulate research that can be used to develop
more effective means of motivating individuals to act on their moral
obligations to alleviate global poverty.  For more information about
topics relevant to the conference see

Abstracts are invited from those working in cognitive science, moral
philosophy, and political science and submissions are encouraged from
all levels of academia. We especially encourage submissions from those
taking an experimental approach to the topic.  Abstracts should be
sent as a PDF or Word document to by 2 March 2012.
The subject line of email should read “SUBMISSION [YOUR NAME]”. In the
body of the email, please state your name, affiliation, and contact

The conference:

The MPPA workshop is part of a two-day conference marking the one year
anniversary of Academics Stand Against Poverty (ASAP). ASAP is an
international network helping scholars, teachers, and students enhance
their impact on global poverty. It does so by promoting collaboration
amongst poverty-focused academics, helping academics reach out to
broader audiences on issues of poverty, and helping them turn their
expertise into impact through specific intervention projects

The first day of the conference, April 12th, will be a symposium on
the future of global poverty alleviation after the expiration of the
Millennium Development Goals in 2015. This symposium will bring
together experts in development, aid, and global justice in a dialogue
about next steps on global poverty alleviation. Speakers will examine
the record on increasing global inequality, developments such as large-
scale microfinance, and poverty measurement and trends. Each will
offer crucial insights about what has been learned about reducing
severe poverty, and which lessons must be highlighted in any MDG-
replacement efforts.


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