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Book Launch: “Amarty Sen”
May 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC+2
Date: Wednesday, 18 May 2022
Time: 12pm (SA Time)
Venue: WITS Senate Room 2nd floor, Solomon Mahlangu House Wits Campus East, Jorissen Street, Braamfontein
This event will be live streamed on the WSG YouTube page:
The Wits Department of Politics and the Wits School of Governance invite you to the book launch of Amartya Sen by Professor Lawrence Hamilton - SA UK Bilateral Research Professor in Political Theory.
Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen is one of the world’s best-known voices for the poor and the downtrodden, and an inspiration for the proponents of justice across the globe. He has contributed almost without peer to the study of economics, philosophy and politics, transforming social choice theory, development economics, ethics, political philosophy and Indian political economy, to list but a few. This book offers a much-needed introduction to Amartya Sen’s extraordinary variety of ideas.
A panel discussion will be hosted by the Head of the Wits School of Governance, Professor Mzukisi Qobo, and include Professor David Moore from the Anthropology and Development Studies department at the University of Johannesburg.
‘This concise, lucid and lively book will be of immense value to anyone
interested in Sen’s essential ideas.’ Jean Drèze, Delhi School of Economics
‘This is a real tour de force… a prefect introduction to one of the world’s
greatest minds.’ Thom Brooks, Durham University