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Third Annual Anne and Bernard Spitzer Lecture in Political Science

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Third Annual Anne and Bernard Spitzer Lecture in Political Science

The Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership
invites you to attend the

Third Annual Anne and Bernard Spitzer Lecture in Political Science

with keynote speaker
Dr. Amartya Sen
 

"How Useful is the Idea of Global Justice?"

Moderated by Dr. Rajan Menon, the Anne and Bernard Spitzer Chair in Political Science
 
April 21, 2015
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM 
Great Hall, Shepard Hall
Reception to follow
Amartya Sen
 
Amartya Sen is Thomas W. Lamont University Professor, and Professor of Economics and Philosophy, at Harvard University and was until 2004 the Master of Trinity College, Cambridge. He is also Senior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows. Earlier on he was Professor of Economics at Jadavpur University Calcutta, the Delhi School of Economics, and the London School of Economics, and Drummond Professor of Political Economy at Oxford University. 
 
Amartya Sen has served as President of the Econometric Society, the American Economic Association, the Indian Economic Association, and the International Economic Association. Amartya Sen’s books have been translated into more than thirty languages, and include Choice of Techniques (1960), Growth Economics (1970),Collective Choice and Social Welfare (1970), Choice, Welfare and Measurement(1982), Commodities and Capabilities (1987), The Standard of Living (1987),Development as Freedom (1999), Identity and Violence: The Illusion of Destiny(2006), The Idea of Justice (2009), and (jointly with Jean Dreze) An Uncertain Glory: India and Its Contradictions (2013). 
 
Amartya Sen’s awards include Bharat Ratna (India); Commandeur de la Legion d'Honneur (France); the National Humanities Medal (USA); Ordem do Merito Cientifico (Brazil); Honorary Companion of Honour (UK); Aztec Eagle (Mexico); Edinburgh Medal (UK); the George Marshall Award (USA); the Eisenhauer Medal (USA); and the Nobel Prize in Economics.
 
Rajan Menon
 
Rajan Menon holds the Anne and Bernard Spitzer Chair in Political Science at The City College of New York/City University of New York. Previously he was the Monroe J. Rathbone Professor and Chairman in the Department of International Relations at Lehigh University. He has been a Fellow at the New America Foundation in Washington, DC, an Academic Fellow and Senior Adviser at the Carnegie Corporation of New York, Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, and Director for Eurasia Policy Studies at the Seattle-based National Bureau for Asian Research (NBR). 
 
He has taught at Columbia University and Vanderbilt University and served as Special Assistant for Arms Control and National Security to Congressman Stephen J. Solarz (D-NY), while an International Affairs Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, of which he is a member. His current work concerns American foreign and national security policy, international security, globalization, and the international relations of Asia and Russia and the other post-Soviet states.Menon was awarded the Ellen Gregg Ingalls Award for Excellence in Classroom Teaching (at Vanderbilt University) and the Eleanor and Joseph F. Libsch Award for Distinguished Research and the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching (at Lehigh University). 
 
He was selected as a Carnegie Scholar (2002-2003) and has also received fellowships and grants from the Woodrow Wilson Center, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Rockefeller Foundation, the John D and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Smith Richardson Foundation, and the US Institute of Peace. Menon has written more than 50 opinion pieces and essays for theLos Angeles Times, Newsweek, Financial Times, International Herald Tribune,Christian Science Monitor, Newsday, Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, and Washingtonpost.com. He has appeared as a commentator on National Public Radio, ABC, CNN, BBC, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and World Focus (PBS).
 
The annual Anne and Bernard Spitzer Lecture in Political Science was established to bring some of the world's leading thinkers to the City College campus to engage in a dialogue on topics as varied as education, the meaning of war and the ethics of global justice. The Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership, which is home to the Spitzer Chair in Political Science, invites members of the campus community, and our neighbors and partners around the city, to join us as we engage in conversations that embrace all.