In troubling times, academics must rally together…

20 Feb


We stand at a crossroad. It is more critical than ever for principled academics to stand together against the policies and narratives that further marginalize the vulnerable.

Academics Stand Against Poverty UK are looking for a short-term coordinator to get them off the ground!

17 May


Are you passionate about rigorous, context-sensitive and nuanced information reaching the public discourse to inform political decision-making? Do you enjoy a solid project management challenge and can you hit the ground running? Then Academics Stand Against Poverty (ASAP) want to hear from you!

Seeking ASAP Volunteer for UK Poverty Audit for the Elections – Apply Now!

19 Dec

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Inspired by ASAP Oceania’s successful Political Party Manifesto poverty audit of the Australian election in August 2013, ASAP UK is conducting a similar process for the UK General election in May 2015. We are looking for a Master’s or Ph.D. student to volunteer as Research and Coordination Assistant for the project, to begin work in […]

Going Beyond Kristoff’s “Is Being Academic Being Irrelevant?” – The Example of Academics Stand Against Poverty

19 Feb

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Nicholas Kristoff has stirred quite a controversy by critiquing in his NYT blog the (self)- isolation of US Academia from the policy community. My initial reaction is to agree with at least some of the conclusions he draws – especially about the rarified nature of political science. From a personal perspective, having attended the International […]

Position on ASAP Board of Directors – Apply Now!

2 Feb

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Academics Stand Against Poverty (ASAP) is seeking volunteers for one-year renewable positions on its global Board of Directors. ASAP is an international professional association focused on helping poverty researchers and teachers enhance their positive impact on severe poverty. It has chapters in Austria, Brazil, Canada, Germany, India, Italy, Mexico, Oceania, Spain, the UK, and the […]

Cat Has Joined The ASAP Board

26 Nov

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Cat has recently been appointed to the Academics Stand Against Poverty Board of Directors. Alongside a dedicated panel, she seeks to continue the work of ASAP in tackling poverty through academic research and outreach. As the current Co-Chair of ASAP UK, Cat has extensive experience with ASAP, and has been a major contributor to the […]

Academics Stand Against Poverty Offering Exciting Range of Internships

21 Nov

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Academics Stand Against Poverty is an international professional association that focuses on helping academics increase their positive impact on severe poverty. It does so by promoting collaboration among poverty-focused academics, effective outreach to policy makers and broader public audiences, and by helping academics turn their expertise into impact through specific intervention projects. ASAP are currently […]