“ Policies to Eradicate Poverty and Social Exclusion: What role for State, Market, and Civil Society? ”

The 5th International Conference on Poverty and Sustainable Development 2018 will host a round table discussion with the aim of Identifying best practices in multidimensional fight against poverty and social exclusion. This round table discussion will bring together diverse views and perspectives from all over the world on the above topic.

  • Key discussion points

Distinguishing global South from global North; emphasizing consequences with respect to class, gender, ethnicity and generation

On 06th December 2018

From 4.30p.m – 05.30p.m



Associate professor Peter Abrahamson

[ Conference Co – chair ]

Department of sociology
University of Copenhagen


Peter Abrahamson is associate professor of Sociology at University of Copenhagen in Denmark. 2009 – 10 he was professor of social policy at Seoul National University in South Korea. His research interests revolve around comparative studies of welfare state issues: poverty, social exclusion, activation, spatial differentiation, regional integration and care services. 2006 to 2008 he lived in and worked on Central America, and before that he worked on Europe based at University of Copenhagen. He is co-author of Welfare and Families in Europe. Aldershot: Ashgate 2005 and co-editor of Understanding Social Policy in Europe. Taipei: Casa Verde Publishing 2008 and New Social Partnerships in Europe. Copenhagen: The Copenhagen Centre 2003. He has a Ph.D. in sociology from University of Copenhagen and a Ph.D. in public administration from Roskilde University. He has published more than 200 papers in journals and books.

He has been a visiting scholar at Boston University, U C Berkeley, U C Davis, Sorbonne, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Madrid, University of York, University of Mannheim, University of Nantes, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Central American Institute for Fiscal Studies in Guatemala, Center for the Implementation of Public Policies Promoting Equity and Growth, Buenos Aires, and Asia Center, Seoul National University. He has been invited to present his research at universities in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Finland, Russia, Poland, Romania, Czech Republic, Latvia, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, the UK, Canada, USA, El Salvador, Guatemala, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Japan, Republic of Korea, People’s Republic of China, Taiwan and India. His research is published in fourteen languages.


  • Delegates, Students, Researches, Policy makers, economists, social workers,
  • All conference participants (Includes in the package of conference participants as a complementary feature)
  • Contact

Contact person: Chathuranga Dissanayake

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Email                  : Chathuranga@tiikm.com