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 online seminars or as online and in person. Please check our website listings and Twitter feed @STICERD_LSE for updates.
Unless otherwise specified, current restrictions mean in-person seminars are only open to members of the LSE community (those with a valid LSE ID card).
Those unable to join the seminars in-person are welcome to participate via zoom.
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 (LSE) joint with Professor Amartya Sen as discussant
Asma Jilani Jahangir (Human Rights lawyer and social activist, co-founder of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan)
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