UNA-USA Annual Meeting
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Sunday, June 7 – Tuesday, June 9
National Education Association Building
1201 16th Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036
UNA-USA Dallas Chapter recommends this lecture.
Amartya Sen – Global Gendercide and Women’s Empowerment for Sustainable Growth
Amartya Sen is a highly acclaimed economist, writer and philosopher who was awarded the 1998 Nobel prize for his contributions to welfare economics. Regarded as one of the world’s foremost thinkers, Professor Sen was featured on Time Magazine’s list of ‘World’s 50 Most Influential People Who Matter’ and was named the ‘Third Most Influential Thought Leader of 2014” by Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute.
Professor Sen helped create the United Nations Human Development Index and is best known for his work on famine, poverty and the role of freedom as a means for development. He was the first person to measure gendercide and in 1990, determined that an astonishing 100 million women were demographically “missing” in the world due to vicious discriminatory practices. Amartya Sen has long championed education for girls and economic empowerment of women – as both a moral right and a tool for development.