Thomas Pogge

Prof. Thomas Pogge

Professor of Political Philosophy

School of Health Sciences

Brook Building, BB230

+44 (0) 1772 89 2550

Thomas is research active within the area of health and international justice and is a member of the Centre for Professional Ethics.


Core Group Member in the Centre for the Study of Mind in Nature (Oslo), awarded Centre of Excellence status by the Norwegian government in 2007

Australian Research Council Discovery Grant (2006-08) and BUPA Foundation Research Funding (2007-09) for the project “Just Rules for Incentivising Pharmaceutical Research and Disseminating its Benefits”

Visiting Fellowship, All Souls College, Oxford: 2002-03

Grants by Carnegie Council for Ethics and International Affairs (New York) and Zentrum für interdisziplinäre Forschung (Bielefeld) for a conference on global justice, June 2000

Member of the Princeton Institute for Advanced Study, School of Social Science, with a supplementary grant from the Global Security and Sustainability Program of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation: 1999-2000

Member of the Norwegian Academy of Science (since 1996)

Fellowship at the Centre for Advanced Study, Oslo: 1-6/1996

Alexander Hamilton Medal from the Columbia University Alumni Association: 11/1994

L.S. Rockefeller Visiting Fellow at the Princeton University Center for Human Values: 1993-94

Visiting Scholar at the Harvard Philosophy Department on an NEH Fellowship for University Teachers: 1990-91

Member of the Senior Common Room, Wolfson College, Oxford, on a Columbia University Chamberlain Fellowship: 7-12/1987

Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship at the University of Maryland Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy: 1986-87


Pogge, Thomas W (2012) The Health Impact Fund: Enhancing Justice and Efficiency in Global Health. Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, 13 (4). pp. 537-559. ISSN 1945-2829

Pogge, Thomas W (2011) Allowing the Poor to Share the Earth. Journal of Moral Philosophy, 8 (3). pp. 335-352. ISSN 1740-4681

Pogge, Thomas W (2011) Are We Violating the Human Rights of the World’s Poor? Yale Human Rights and Development Law Journal, 14 (2). pp. 1-33. ISSN 1548-2596

Banerjee, Amitava, Hollis, Aidan and Pogge, Thomas W (2010) The Health Impact Fund: incentives for improving access to medicines. The Lancet, 375 (9709). pp. 166-169. ISSN 01406736

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External Activities

Editorial Responsibilities

Editor for social and political philosophy, Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (online
Member of the Editorial Boards of Ethics; Ethical Theory and Moral Practice; Facta Philosophica; Ethics and International Affairs; European Journal of Philosophy; Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy; Raison publique; Journal of Global Ethics; Ethics and Social Philosophy; Law, Ethics, and Human Rights; Globalizations; Human Rights and the Global Economy; Ethics and Global Politics; Public Health Ethics; Policy Studies in Ethics, Law and Technology; Journal of Applied Philosophy.

Consultation Work

Member of Board of Directors and Executive Committee, Columbia University Center for the Study of Human Rights.

Member of Board of Directors of International Association of Bioethics.

Chairman, American Committee of the Philosophy Summer School in China.

Panellist, 148 answers posted.