Amartya Sen

Amartya Sen

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

Prof. Sen won the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1998 and was recently presented the 2011 National Medal of Arts and National Humanities by US President Barack Obama. His other awards include the Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian honor awarded by the President of India; the Senator Giovanni Agnelli International Prize in Ethics; the Alan Shawn Feinstein World Hunger Award; the Edinburgh Medal; the Brazilian Ordem do Merito Cientifico (GrĂ£-Cruz); the Presidency of the Italian Republic Medal; the Eisenhower Medal; Honorary Companion of Honour (U.K.), and the George C. Marshall Award.