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Nobel Prize Winners and Moral Philosopher Debate Global Justice, Feb. 3

The Columbia University Heyman Centre for the Humanities is sponsoring a seminar on global justice featuring Nobel Prize winners Joseph Stiglitz and Amartya Sen and prominent moral philosopher Thomas Nagel.

Moderated by Joseph Stiglitz, University Professor at Columbia, the forum will take a fresh look at globalization and economic disparity among nations. Are the economic and political policies of wealthy countries contributing to increased poverty and inequality worldwide? What efforts are being made to level the playing field? How do national goals and sovereignty hinder the quest for fair bilateral relations, just debt restructuring and adequate financial aid to resource-poor nations? What are the moral responsibilities of governments today?

WHO: Amartya Sen, 1998 Nobel Prize winner in economics and Lament University Professor, Harvard University

Thomas Nagel, Professor of Philosophy and Law, and Fiorello La Guardia Professor of Law, New York University

Joseph Stiglitz, 2001 Nobel Prize winner in economics, University Professor, Columbia University

WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 3, 2005, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

WHERE: Davis Auditorium, Shapiro Building, Columbia University , 530 W. 120 St.

The Heyman Centre for the Humanities was established in 1981 to encourage research in the liberal arts. The center is responsible for integrating the various disciplines in the humanities at Columbia and for organizing conferences and workshops of interdisciplinary interest. Events planned for2005, include "U.S.-Europe Relations," "American High and Low Culture," "Art and Globalization," "Religion and Politics and Secularism," "Romanticism and Gnosticism," "Language and Freedom," and "The New Historiography." The Heyman Centre has a vibrant postdoctoral program of eight fellows. It also expects to launch a new program this year, New York City Fellows, to host prominent figures in New York intellectual and artistic life.

Published: Feb 02, 2005
Last modified: Feb 02, 2005

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