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Debate to honour Professor Lord Desai on his retirement from LSE

Wednesday 11 June, 6pm
Old Theatre, Old Building

Professor Lord Desai is one of LSE's longest-serving and most well-known academics. To mark his imminent retirement, there will be a panel debate this Wednesday 11 June, with speakers including the Rt Hon Clare Short MP and Nobel prize-winning economist Amartya Sen.

Professor Desai was born in 1940 in Baroda, India. After studying at the University of Bombay, he gained a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania 1964, and came to LSE as a lecturer in 1965. He was made a professor of economics in 1983, and became director of the Centre for the Study of Global Governance in 1992. His books, among numerous publications, include Marx's Revenge: the resurgence of capitalism and the death of statist socialism (Verso, 2002). He became a life peer in 1991 taking the title Lord Desai of St Clement Danes.

The debate, An Equitable World, is free and open to students and staff of LSE but a ticket is required.

The full panel comprises Katherine Adeney, Professor Charles Goodhart, Professor Mary Kaldor, Professor Amartya Sen, the Rt Hon Clare Short and Professor Lord Skidelsky. LSE Director Professor Anthony Giddens will chair the event. The debate starts at 6pm in the Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE.


Journalists wanting to attend the debate, please contact Jessica Winterstein on 020 7955 7060 or email j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk| 

9 June 2003