Why you should listen
Originally from Germany, Thomas Pogge received a PhD in philosophy from Harvard in 1983. Since then, he has taught philosophy, political science, and ethics at universities around the world. His 2002 book, World Poverty and Human Rights, offers proposals on how to achieve global economic equality. In 2008, he co-authored The Health Impact Fund, which lays out the plan to make life-saving medicines accessible for everyone. He is currently Leitner Professor of Philosophy and International Affairs at Yale.