The 39th Annual Pullias Lecture with Amartya Sen

Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Radisson Mid-City Hotel (RMH), Ballroom
3540 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90089

Professors and Their Masters: Challenges to Academic Freedom in the Contemporary World

Amartya Sen, Thomas W. Lamont University Professor, and Professor of Economics and Philosophy, Harvard University.


Professor Sen has held academic positions at Cambridge, Jadavpur University Calcutta, the Delhi School of Economics, the London School of Economics, and Oxford University.

His research has ranged over social choice theory, economic theory, ethics and political philosophy, welfare economics, theory of measurement, decision theory, development economics, public health, and gender studies. Amartya Sen’s books have been translated into more than thirty languages. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1998.

Professor Sen was the Founding Chancellor of Nalanda University in India. The initial university was founded in the fifth century and lasted eight hundred years, with 2,000 teachers and 10,000 residential students. In 2007 Professor Sen became Founding Chancellor of a reenvisioned University as a place of higher learning with academic freedom at its core.

Event Type

Lecture / Talk / Workshop, Event Highlights


Students, Faculty/Staff


University Park Campus




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