Development as Freedom (YP Discussion Group)
7pm Wed, 2/29
Madison's Grill (1109 SE Madison)
In preparation for Amartya Sen's lecture as part of the WAC's International Speaker Series (3/11), we're talking about the role of economic development as part of the broader drive for freedom and self determination. Sen is a Nobel Prize-winning economist best known for his book Development as Freedom. Is economic development a worthwhile goal in the absence of democratization and greater respect for human rights? When we talk about development, what factors should we include in the conversation? How should we judge the success of development drives?