This World Leaders Forum program features a moderated panel discussion followed by a question and answer session with the audience. In the book, An Uncertain Glory: India and its Contradictions (Princeton University Press), Amartya Sen and coauthor Jean Drèze provide a comprehensive analysis of India's developmental history, arguing against relying only on liberalization and citing the success of large scale social programs aimed at improving healthcare, education, and utilities among the poor. On this occasion, Professors Phelps and Sachs will engage with Professor Sen on his analysis of the parallel phenomena of India's booming economy and widespread poverty, as well as the global implications concerning environmental sustainability.
Welcome, Introduction, and Moderated by:
Lee C. Bollinger, President of Columbia University in the City of New York
Edmund S. Phelps, Director of the Center on Capitalism and Society, Columbia University; 2006 Nobel Laureate in Economics
Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director of The Earth Institute, Columbia University
Amartya Sen, Thomas W. Lamont University Professor, Columbia University; Professor of Economics and Philosophy, Harvard University; 1998 Nobel Laureate in Economics
Committee on Global Thought and South Asia Institute