Prof. Amartya Sen (2001–2002)

Nobel laureate Amartya Sen is Lamont University Professor at Harvard University and was until recently the Master of Trinity College, Cambridge.  He was formerly Honorary President of OXFAM and is now its Honorary Advisor.  He is a Fellow of the British Academy, Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a member of the American Philosophical Society.  His interdisciplinary research includes: welfare economics, public health, gender studies, philosophy, and the economics of peace and war.  Among the awards he has received are the “Bharat Ratna” (the highest honour awarded by the President of India), the Senator Giovanni Agnelli International Prize in Ethics, the Alan Shawn Feinstein World Hunger Award, the Edinburgh Medal, the Brazilian Ordem do Merito Cientifico (Grã-Cruz), the Presidency of the Italian Republic Medal, the Eisenhower Medal, Honorary Companion of Honour (U.K.), The George C. Marshall Award, and the Nobel Prize in Economics.

Prof. Sen presented the Pardee Distinguished Lectures on “The Future of Identity”:

  • “Ethics and Identity”
  • “The Future of Identity”
  • “Identity and Culture”
  • “Class, Gender, and Race”
  • “The Idea of Identity”
  • “Globalization and Solidarity”