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10:00 - 19:00 15 June 2017

Launch of the Centre for Education & International Development and keynote by Professor Amartya Sen


Logan Hall | 26 Bedford Way (link Map)
London | WC1H 0DS | United Kingdom

Open to: Public | Academic
Admission: 0
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Professor Amartya Sen, Keynote speaker, Harvard University, Professor Amartya Sen is the Thomas W. Lamont University Professor, and Professor of Economics and Philosophy at Harvard University, and Nobel Laureate in Economics.

Education underpins many aspirations for building a better world, realising Sustainable Development Goals, and other visions of human rights, equalities, and social justice. Building on a long history of work on education linked to developing countries, the Centre for Education and International Development at the UCL Institute of Education brings together wide-ranging expertise from diverse settings in every continent, to deliver the critical scholarship and reflection necessary for policy and practice in education to live up to these high ideals. This one-day symposium celebrates the launch of the centre and includes panel discussions on five thematic focus areas: inequalities, poverty and education; migrations; conflict and peacebuilding; education, health and wellbeing; and gender equality and women’s rights. Following the symposium, the centre is delighted to welcome Nobel Laureate in Economics Professor Amartya Sen to deliver the keynote lecture, “What’s the use of education?".


Susannah Downs
+44 (0)207 612 6565 | eid@ucl.ac.uk


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