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Bartels World Affairs Fellowship

The Henry E. and Nancy Horton Bartels World Affairs Fellowship was established in 1984 to foster a broadened world view among Cornell students by bringing to campus persons who have distinguished themselves as international public figures.

In addition to delivering a major public lecture for the university and local community, Bartels Fellows spend two or three days on campus in interaction with faculty and students, especially undergraduates. 


2020 Bartels Fellow Amartya Sen

Amartya Sen headshot

Nobel laureate in economics Amartya Sen will deliver the Einaudi Center's flagship annual Bartels Lecture on Wednesday, April 29. His lecture will address contemporary global challenges to democracy and how societies can respond to these threats.

Amartya Sen is Thomas W. Lamont University Professor and Professor of Economics and Philosophy at Harvard University. Until 2004 he was the Master of Trinity College, Cambridge. He has served as president of the Econometric Society, the American Economic Association, the Indian Economic Association, and the International Economic Association.

Sen’s books have been translated into more than thirty languages. They include Choice of Techniques (1960), Collective Choice and Social Welfare (1970), Poverty and Famines (1982), Commodities and Capabilities (1987), Development as Freedom (1999), Identity and Violence (2006), and The Idea of Justice (2009).

Amartya Sen’s awards include the Nobel Prize in Economics (1998); Bharat Ratna (India); Commandeur de la Legion d'Honneur (France); National Humanities Medal, George Marshall Award, and Eisenhower Medal (USA); Honorary Companion of Honour, Bodley Medal, and Edinburgh Medal (UK); Ordem do Merito Cientifico (Brazil); and Aztec Eagle (Mexico).


Past Bartels Fellows