Named as one of Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential Persons in the World” and widely praised as “the conscience of his profession,” the Indian-born Amartya Sen won the 1998 Nobel Prize for Economics for his work on famine, welfare economics and human development theory. Sen delivers a message of a just economics, built on ethics and equity - set against a backdrop of the widening divide between haves and have-nots, the Occupy movement, global financial meltdowns, and an uncertain economic future.
Presented as part of the World Affairs Council of Oregon's 2012 International Speaker Series.
(March 11, 2012, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland)
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