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...
Wednesday 13 March 2019 18:30 - 20:00
Amartya Sen Lecture: Foundations of State Effectiveness
Hosted by the Amartya Sen lecture series, STICERD and the International Inequalities Institute. An effective state promotes freedom and the well-being of its citizens. This lecture will discuss the importance of norms,...Read more...
Tim Besley (EOPP, LSE), joint with Professor Amartya Sen as discussant
Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE, 54 Lincoln's Inn Fields, WC2A 3LJ
Tuesday 17 January 2017 18:30 - 20:00
Amartya Sen Lecture: Religious Intolerance and its Impact on Democracy
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, particularl...Read more...
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
Tuesday 03 March 2015 09:30 - 18:00
Amartya Sen Lecture: Law, Economics and the Republic of Beliefs
Kaushik Basu (World Bank), joint with Professor Amartya Sen, Professor Lord Nicholas Stern and Professor Craig Calhoun
Sir James Wolfensohn, joint with Discussant: Amartya Sen