Amartya Sen talk at Library of Congress
Allen W Thrasher
athr at LOC.GOV
Mon Apr 13 14:09:51 UTC 1998
ECONOMIST AMARTYA SEN TO DISCUSS ASIAN VALUES
IN THE ANNUAL GOLDMAN LECTURE AT THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
Economist, philosopher and educator Amartya Sen will deliver the sixth
annual Joanna Jackson Goldman Memorial Lecture on American
Civilization and Government at 6:30 p.m. April 21.
Titled "Asian Values and American Priorities," the lecture will be held in the
Montpelier Room, on the sixth floor of the James Madison Memorial
Building, at 101 Independence Ave. S.E. Tickets are not required.
Mr. Sen is known as an economist who deals with broad humanistic issues,
such as hunger and poverty, and their impact on economics. He will offer
perspectives on the interactions of Asian cultural and economic values
with current American priorities for Asia.
Newly appointed as Master of Trinity College, Mr. Sen received his Ph.D.
from Cambridge and has held positions at numerous universities. Mr. Sen
is a fellow of the British Academy, a past president of the American, the
Indian, and the International Economic associations and has received many
The Goldman Memorial Lecture series is made possible by a gift from the
estate of the late Eric F. Goldman, who taught at Princeton University.
Each year an individual is selected on the basis of his or her high
achievement and literary skill to deliver a lecture at the Library of Congress
on a significant issue facing American democracy.
Interpreting services (American Sign Language, Contact Signing, Oral
and/or Tactile) will be provided if requested five business days in advance
of the event. Call (202) 707-6362 TTY and voice to make a specific request.
For other ADA accommodations, contact the Disability Employment office
at (202) 707-9948 TTY and (202) 707-7544 voice.
The Madison Building is diagonally across the street from the Capitol South
Press Contact: Yvonne French (202) 707-9191
Public Contact: Scholarly Programs (202) 707-3302
[Announcement slightly modified from press release.]
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