Amartya Sen Lectures
A lecture series held in honour of Professor Amartya Sen, professor of economics at Harvard University and recipient of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Economics.
Many of our seminars and public events this year will continue as in person or as hybrid (online and in person) events. Please check our website listings and Twitter feed @STICERD_LSE for updates.
Unless otherwise specified, in-person seminars are open to the public.
Those unable to join the seminars in-person are welcome to participate via zoom if the event is hybrid.
Foundations of State Effectiveness
Tim Besley discusses 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 Sen's 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. Listen to podcast...
Religious Intolerance and its Impact on Democracy
In this event, human rights lawyer 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. View Video...
Tim Besley (EOPP, LSE), joint with Professor Amartya Sen as discussant
Sheikh Zayed Theatre, Cheng Kin Ku Building, LSE, 54 Lincoln's Inn Fields, WC2A 3LJ
Asma Jilani Jahangir (Human Rights lawyer and social activist, co-founder of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan)
Old Theatre, Ground Floor, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE
Kaushik Basu (World Bank), joint with Professor Amartya Sen, Professor Lord Nicholas Stern and Professor Craig Calhoun
James Wolfensohn, joint with Discussant: Amartya Sen