Invitation to Amartya Sen events

Nobel Laureate Professor Amartya Sen will deliver a lecture on “Democracy and Social Decisions” and discuss new chapters of the forthcoming volume “Collective Choice and Social Welfare” on Wednesday 18 January.

Amartya Sen:   ‘Democracy and Social Decisions’

18 January 2017, 5pm, Sheldonian Theatre Oxford

Registration required

senpresentProfessor Amartya Sen, Lamont University Professor and Professor of Economics and Philosophy, Harvard, will deliver a Distinguished Public Lecture entitled ‘Democracy and Social Decisions’ at 5pm on 18 January 2017 in the Sheldonian Theatre. The lecture will be chaired by the Rt Hon Lord Patten of Barnes, Chancellor of the University.

The occasion for the lecture, which is organized by OPHI, is the publication of the significantly expanded edition of Professor Sen’s book Collective Choice and Social Welfare.

The event is open to the public and free of charge. Registration is required.

BOOKINGS ARE NOW CLOSED. If you have not registered, or are on the waiting list, you may be interested to know that vacant seats will be released at 4:50pm on a first come, first served basis and that early arrival at Door C of the Sheldonian Theatre is advisable.

Professor Amartya Sen also presents

Collective Choice and Social Welfare 2017

A thoroughly revised version of the classic 1970 text with 11 new chapters

18 January 2017, 11am-1pm

Grove Auditorium, Magdalen College

co-hosted by Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI) & the Moral Philosophy Seminar

Open to members of the University and to the Public free of charge.

Registration Required

In this event Professor Sen will present key new chapters of the forthcoming volume Collective Choice and Social Welfare, to be published in January 2017The emphasis will be on the conceptual aspects, such as maximality, practical reasoning, social decisions, and similar topics.

Professor Sen will briefly present some key arguments. The first responses will be given by panelists, after which the floor will be open for discussion.

Confirmed participants please register here.  Please check back to this page for the updated agenda with speakers.