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Celebrating the Work and Legacy of Professor Lord Meghnad Desai

LSE Global Governance public discussion

In the year of his 70th birthday a panel of leading scholars discuss themes arising from Lord Desai's extensive work in the social sciences, his passionate commitment to the freedom and wellbeing of individuals, and optimism about human progress and globalisation.

Meghnad Desai has taught at LSE since 1965. He became professor of economics
in 1983 and founded LSE Global Governance in 1992.

This event and forthcoming Festschrift publication are supported by the LSE Annual Fund.

Professor Charles Goodhart, Director of the Financial Regulation Research Programme in the Financial Markets Group, LSE.

Professor Gareth Stedman Jones, Director of the Centre for History and Economics since 1991; Professor of Political Science, History Faculty, Cambridge University since 1997; and a Fellow of King's College, Cambridge University since 1974.

Amartya Sen is Lamont University Professor at Harvard and an honorary fellow of LSE. He won the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1998 and was Master of Trinity College, Cambridge 1998-2004. His books include Development as Freedom (OUP), The Argumentative Indian (Allen Lane/Penguin) and Identity and Violence (Allen Lane/Penguin), and have been translated into more than thirty languages. His most recent book is The Idea of Justice.

Dr Purna Sen, Currently the Head of Human Rights at the Commonwealth Secretariat, former Director for the Asia-Pacific Programme at Amnesty International and and previously taught Gender and Development at the Development Studies Institute (DESTIN), LSE.


Professor Charles Goodhart | talks | www
Professor Gareth Stedman Jones | talks
Professor Amartya Sen | talks
Chair: Dr Purna Sen | talks
Professor Mary Kaldor | talks


Date and Time:

28 October 2010 at 6:30 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Old Theatre
Old Building
London School of Economics and Political Science

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London School of Economics & Political Science
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