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World Poverty and the Duty of Assistance

World Poverty and the Duty of Assistance; one-day conference.

In cooperation with the Department of Philosophy at the LSE and UNESCO, Social and Human Sciences Section.

World poverty presents us with pressing moral and political questions about the nature of our duties towards those who are in need. Are the moral claims of the distant needy identical to those of people in need who are within our own personal circle of acquaintance or who belong to our own political community? How should we apportion the responsibility for meeting the claims of those in need among private individuals, national and global political institutions, and global actors like non-profit organizations and multinational corporations? What is the comparative desirability of different ways of meeting the claims of those in need. The conference ‘World Poverty and the Duty of Assistance’ aims to bring together moral and political philosophers, social scientists, and development practitioners to discuss these issues, in a way that is accessible to the general public.

Speakers: Jonathan Glover; David Miller; David Mepham; Jan Breman; Pierre Sané.


Professor Jonathan Glover | talks | www
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Date and Time:

27 June 2006 at 9:30 am


Full Day



LSE, Room E171
New Theatre, East Building
Houghton Street
020 7955 7539
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Forum for European Philosophy
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