Is poverty all about money?

International Panel Discussion on the Question: What is Poverty?

Plakat: Is Poverty all About Money?Poverty should be cut in half worldwide by the year 2015.  This was one of the ambitious ‘Millennium Development Goals’ on which the international community agreed at the beginning of the new century.  But what exactly is poverty and how should it be combated? In recent years a series of different policies concerning poverty reduction have been mooted in public and academic discourse. They propose competing answers to questions concerning the core of the concept of poverty, the current scope of poverty and how and by whom poverty can be adequately described.

The doctoral research group ‘Normative Conditions of Development Cooperation’ of the Cluster of Excellence has invited a panel of experts to discuss these and related questions under the heading ‘Is Poverty all About Money?’. The aim is to join with international researchers and guests in discussing the opportunities and problems posed by the contrasting approaches to the issue within economics, moral philosophy, postcolonial critique and post-development theory.

The following guests have been invited to participate in the panel discussion: Dr. Ana Agostino (Montevideo), Prof. Ilan Kapoor (Toronto), Prof. Stephan Klaasen and Prof. Ingrid Robeyns (Rotterdam, confirmation pending). The event will take place on Thursday, July 8, 2010 on the Westend Campus of the Goethe-University Frankfurt (Casino 1.811) between 6 PM and approx. 9 PM.

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