Creating a future without poverty: In conversation with Philip Alston, Sabina Alkire and Sharon Bessell

Crawford School of Public Policy | Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis

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Date & time

Thursday 01 October 2020


Online via Zoom


Philip Alston, Sabine Alkire and Sharon Bessell, Mark Kenny


Celia Vuckovic

Join Mark Kenny as he talks to three of the world’s leading voices on poverty measurement, research, and eradication about creating a post-COVID future without poverty. Is such a future possible? Why is it important to understand and measure multidimensional poverty? What steps must the world take now to end poverty in all its forms, everywhere, by 2030?

Philip Alston is professor of law at New York University and recently ended his term as United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights.

Sabina Alkire is director of the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) at Oxford University. With her colleague James Foster she devised a new method for measuring multidimensional poverty.

Sharon Bessell is the Director of the Poverty and Inequality Research Centre at The Australian National University and heads the Individual Measurement of Multidimensional Poverty Program.

Mark Kenny is a director of the National Press Club and a Professor in The Australian National University Australian Studies Institute.

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