Nobel Laureate visits University of Utah to discuss ethics

Amartya_SenNobel Laureate Amartya Sen will deliver the lecture “Ethics and Economics of Global Justice” at the Libby Gardner Hall on the University of Utah campus at noon on April 22, 2016.

The event, which is free and open to the public, is presented by the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at the David Eccles School of Business, the S.J. Quinney College of Law, and the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs.

“We are deeply honored to have Professor Amartya Sen visit our campus,” said Abe Bakhsheshy, director and professor of the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at the Eccles School. “He has shown the world the importance of ethics and how they can have such profound impact on policies and the daily lives of citizens around the world.”

Sen earned the Nobel Prize in Economics for his contribution to conceiving and applying ethical principles as a framework for institutional and organizational decision-making in economics, politics, business, law and global governance. He is currently the Thomas W. Lamont University Professor and Professor of Economics and Philosophy at Harvard University.

“Amartya Sen is one of the foremost public intellectuals of our time. His work has informed the public debate and challenged leaders around the world on the ethical, global, and policy dimensions of a wide range of issues such as human rights, democracy, poverty, violence, gender and human development,” said Deen Chatterjee, senior advisor and professorial fellow at the S.J. Quinney College of Law. “We are proud to bring him to the University of Utah to address our students, faculty, staff and community on the importance of ethics in a viable global economy.”

The free lecture will begin at noon in the Libby Gardner Hall and will be followed by a reception. Free parking will be available in Lot 40, which is located on the southeast corner of the 500 South and Guardsman Way intersection. A free shuttle will transport attendees to Libby Gardner Hall.

For more information about Amartya Sen, please visit to view a PDF biography.

The event is co-sponsored by the following campus partners: