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13  Mar  2019  

Amartya Sen Lecture: Foundations of State Effectiveness

Tim Besley (EOPP, LSE)

An effective state promotes freedom and the well-being of its citizens. This lecture will discuss the importance of norms, values and institutions in supporting state effectiveness drawing on recent developments in social science. As well as making connections to Amartya Senís ideas, the lecture will reflect on some of the major policy challenges that the world faces in the turbulent times that we are living through.

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17  Jan  2017  

Amartya Sen Lecture: Religious Intolerance and its Impact on Democracy

Asma Jilani Jahangir (Human Rights lawyer and social activist, co-founder of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan)

In this special event Asma Jilani Jahangir will focus on how government failure to address the questions of religious intolerance and free expression dilutes the principles of democracy, equality and justice, particularly for women and religious minorities. Religious intolerance gives rise to religious militancy, which further undermines democratic principles as national security measures come into play. In the process of combating religious tensions, the challenge today is to protect democratic principles and values rather than dilute them

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3  Mar  2015  

Amartya Sen Lecture: Law, Economics and the Republic of Beliefs

Kaushik Basu (World Bank)

Kaushik Basu is the Senior Vice President and Chief Economist of the World Bank. Kaushik Basu has published widely in the areas of Development Economics, Industrial Organization, Game Theory and Welfare Economics. His most recent books are Beyond the Invisible Hand: Groundwork for a New Economics and An Economistís Miscellany.

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29  May  2013  

The Amartya Sen Lecture at LSE

Sir James Wolfensohn

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