The Federation of Ambedkarite and Buddhist Organisations UK (FABO UK)
in collaboration with
the Inequality and Poverty Research Programme, Department of Anthropology, LSE
and the India Observatory, LSE
invite you to an international conference to mark the centenary of Dr Ambedkar joining the London School of Economics (LSE)
16 June 2016: 10.30am-1.30pm – Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE
Key Speaker: Professor Amartya Sen
Other Speakers: Prof David Mosse, Dr Alpa Shah, Dr Clarinda Still, Dr Anand Teltumdbe, Dr Radha D’Souza, Dr Jayaseelan Raj
Dr Ambedkar’s Relevance Today and in the Future
The aim of the conference is to bring together academics, economists, business leaders, equality champions, politicians, and women leaders to highlight the relevance of Dr Ambedkar’s work on the economic and social reforms in India and beyond; and to remove him from the pigeon-hole of a ‘Leader of the Depressed Classes’ only.
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.
Admission is free but spaces are limited – please RSVP via Eventbrite.