Thomas Pogge

Thomas Pogge

Leitner Professor of Philosophy and International Affairs
C 203
(203) 432-2272

Personal website


PhD 1983, Harvard

Areas of Interest

Kant, Moral and Political Philosophy, especially global justice and (recently) global health

Recent Publications

  • 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
  • Freedom from Poverty as a Human Right (ed.) Oxford & UNESCO, 2007

Global Justice Program

Pogge heads the Global Justice Program at Yale's MacMillan Center. Work there currently focuses on four projects: (1) a team effort toward developing a complement to the pharmaceutical patent regime that would improve access to advanced medicines worldwide (Health Impact Fund); (2) a team effort toward developing new indexes for tracking poverty and gender disparities worldwide; (3) a team effort toward finding ways of reducing the enormous losses poor populations suffer through illicit financial outflows due to corruption as well as tax evasion and tax avoidance; and (4) a team effort toward mobilizing the creativity and expertise of academics in support of effective poverty reduction through promoting stronger collaboration, effective public outreach and thoughtful policy intervention (Academics Stand Against Poverty).