For Immediate Release
Contact: Marilyn Wilkes (203) 432-3413
Maggi and Pogge Appointed to International, Interdisciplinary Professorships at The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University
September 11, 2007. New Haven, CT � Professors Giovanni Maggi and Thomas Pogge have been appointed to International, Interdisciplinary Professorships by The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University. Giovanni Maggi joined Yale as Professor of Economics and International Affairs. Thomas Pogge will start at Yale in fall 2008 as Professor of Philosophy and International Affairs.
Giovanni Maggi comes to Yale from Princeton University where he was Professor of Economics. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University. His research and teaching interests include international trade, political economy, and industrial organizations. He has written numerous articles for a variety of economics publications, including The American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, International Economic Review, and The Quarterly Journal of Economics
Thomas Pogge is a philosopher and Professor of Political Science at Columbia University. Having received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Harvard, Pogge has published widely on Kant and in moral and political philosophy, including books on Rawls and global justice. He is editor for social and political philosophy for the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy and a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science, and he holds adjunct professorial appointments in the Australian National University Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics and the Philosophy Department of the University of Oslo. His book World Poverty and Human Rights (Polity, 2002) is widely regarded as one of the most important works on global justice.
“I am delighted to be able to announce these two important appointments,” said Ian Shapiro, Henry R. Luce Director of the MacMillan Center. “The international, interdisciplinary professorships are unique in that faculty from throughout the University were consulted in identifying top scholars who can hold cutting-edge joint professorship appointments between arts and science departments and/or professional schools and departments. The work of both Maggi and Pogge dovetails nicely with one of the substantive areas – Justice and Distribution – on which the Center is focusing its research initiatives.”
The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale is the University’s focal point for encouraging and coordinating teaching and research on international affairs, societies, and cultures around the world. It draws its strength by tapping the interests and combining the intellectual resources of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and of the professional schools. The Center seeks to make understanding the world outside the borders of the United States, and the role of the United States in the world, an integral part of liberal education and professional training at the University. The Center provides seven undergraduate majors, including five focused on world regions: African, East Asian, Latin American, Russian and East European Studies, and South Asian Studies. Two others are focused globally, one on International Studies and the other on Ethnicity, Race, and Migration. At the graduate level, the Center provides four master’s degree programs. Three are regionally focused on African, East Asian, and European and Russian Studies and one is globally focused on International Relations. The Center also sponsors graduate certificates of concentration through its Councils on African, European, International, Latin American and Iberian, and Middle East Studies. Language training is an integral component of each of the degree and certificate programs. In total, 250- 300 students are enrolled in these degree programs in any given year
The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale