An innovative way to discover the story of Palestine
Xenophobia in S. Africa: Are the media to blame?
23 Aug 2010 14:11 GMT | Humanitarian crises, Business & Economy, US & Canada, India, United States
Amartya Sen's writings on the economics of human development are studied globally in academia and governments alike.During his more than 50-year academic career, Amartya Sen has taught at some of the most prestigious institutions across the globe - in Europe, India and the US.Born in West Bengal and raised in a distinguished Indian family, his curiosity about class divisions and access to basic human resources - such as food and water - began at just nine years old.Having experienced first-hand the Bengal famine of 1943 and then the partition of India in 1947, his young mind was profoundly influenced by the questions of identity politics that arose from witnessing violence and human suffering.He says: "It certainly shook me .... Ultimately, economics would be a good thing to do because I wanted to understand why these things happened."Later, in 1998, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics for his revolutionary contributions to the field of welfare economics.This episode of One on One aired from Saturday, August 21, 2010.
Source: Al Jazeera
Content on this website is for general information purposes only. Your comments
are provided by your own free will and you take sole responsibility for any direct
or indirect liability. You hereby provide us with an irrevocable, unlimited, and
global license for no consideration to use, reuse, delete or publish comments, in
accordance with Community Rules & Guidelines and Terms and Conditions.
Residents of Kunduz province concerned after black-masked fighters take control of their villages.
War & Conflict, Afghanistan, Taliban
One of the world's oldest spiritual belief systems has attracted new followers since the fall of the Soviet Union.
Religion, History, Russia
Rainfall has dropped by 30 percent since 1998 in the West African country, leaving nearly 2 million in need of food aid.
War & Conflict, Poverty & Development, Africa
Former SNP leader is pressing his case for a sovereign Scotland in the beating heart of Britain - London Westminster.
Politics, Europe, United Kingdom
Kite-balloons and spectrometers - how community activists use DIY technology to investigate environmental polluters.
Environment, Science & Technology, US & Canada
The story of a young Chinese woman who sells her time online to earn money by helping strangers with their errands.
Business & Economy, Human Rights, China
Fault Lines investigates how the US helped create the world's newest nation, and then watched it spiral into civil war.
War & Conflict, Politics, South Sudan
An examination of the deep wound that remains at the heart of Turkish-Armenian relations.
War & Conflict, Politics, US & Canada