On 19 September 2016, the UNU World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) will host its WIDER Annual Lecture. This year the lecture will be given by Nobel Laureate Professor Amartya Sen, a leading international economist and philosopher.
Prof. Sen will discuss the overall challenge of sustainable and injustice-reducing development which includes new problems as well as old adversities. Much progress has been made on the old issues of poverty and inequality, but there remains much to be done. Prof. Sen will discuss how these issues are complicated by the rise of two new concerns; climate change and increasing global insecurity.
For more information on the lecture, visit the UNU-WIDER website.
Dr Amartya Sen is an acclaimed economist, having published over two dozen books and manifold articles making significant contributions to economics, philosophy and wider social science. He has been Professor of Economics and Philosophy at Harvard University since 2004 as well as holding the position of Thomas W. Lamont University Professor. In 1998 he was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his contribution to welfare economics through studies of social choice, welfare measurement, and poverty.
Until 2004 Dr Sen was Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, the first Asian to hold the position, and has previously taught at the Delhi School of Economics, the London School of Economics, and the University of Oxford.