Amartya Sen, the 1998 Nobel Laureate in Economics, will deliver New York University’s Annual Lewis Burke Frumkes Lecture on Thursday, November 4, 7:30 p.m. at NYU’s Hemmerdinger Hall, Silver Center (100 Washington Square East [at Washington Place]; enter at 32 Waverly Place). Sen’s lecture is titled “Global Justice and Political Philosophy.”
The lecture is co-sponsored by NYU’s Graduate School of Arts and Science and the Department of Philosophy. The event is free and open to the public, which may call 212.998.9056 for more information. Reporters wishing to attend must RSVP to James Devitt, NYU’s Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Subway Lines: 6 (Astor Place); A, B, C, D, E, F (West 4th Street); N, R (8th Street).
Sen is Thomas W. Lamont University Professor and professor of economics and philosophy at Harvard University. He previously served as the Master of Trinity College, Cambridge.
Sen’s books have been translated into more than 30 languages and include: Choice of Techniques (1960), Collective Choice and Social Welfare (1970), Choice, Welfare and Measurement (1982), The Standard of Living (1987), Development as Freedom (1999), Identity and Violence: The Illusion of Destiny (2006), and The Idea of Justice (2009). Among the awards he has received are: the “Bharat Ratna,” which is the highest honor awarded by the President of India; the Senator Giovanni Agnelli International Prize in Ethics; the Eisenhower Medal; the George Marshall Medal; the Edinburgh Medal; and the Nobel Prize in Economics.
The Frumkes Lecture was established to showcase the work of the world’s most prominent philosophers and is supported by NYU alumnus Lewis Burke Frumkes. Past lecturers have been: Philip Kitcher, Jonathan Lear, Susan Wolf, Harry Frankfurt, Noam Chomsky, Simon Blackburn, Peter Singer, Dame Onora O’Neill, Bernard Williams, and Jonathan Bennett.