Department of Government

The Department of Government welcomes Amartya Sen, this year's Johan Skytte Prize laureate

2017-09-26

The Department of Government and the Johan Skytte Foundation have the honour of hosting the 23rd Johan Skytte Prize Award Ceremony that annually celebrates the most significant contribution to the field of Political Science.

The Skytte Prize is inspired by the legacy of Johan Skytte (1577–1645), a statesman and educator who, in 1622, founded the Chair in Eloquence and Political Science that today constitutes the Department of Government. 

This year's Prize winner, Amartya Sen, laureate of the Nobel Prize in Economics, is visiting the department 29 September–1 October to receive the prize. 

Amartya Sen

Amartya Sen will deliver the traditional Skytte lecture to the staff and students of the department on 29 September. This is an opportunity for the prize winner to share some of his scholarly contributions with the department. The title of this year's Skytte lecture is "Democracy and Social Choice". 

On 30 September, the Johan Skytte Prize will be awarded to Amartya Sen in a festive ceremony. The ceremony will be, as per custom, preceded by wreath laying at the tomb of Johan Skytte at Uppsala Cathedral and Prize winner's lecture at Uppsala University's main Building. The title of this year's Prize winner's lecture is "New Dangers for Democracy". 

Read more about the lectures

More about the Skytte Prize

The Department of Government is honoured by the opportunity to meet Amartya Sen in person and is looking forward to welcoming him in Uppsala!

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The Department of Government welcomes Amartya Sen, this year's Johan Skytte Prize laureate

2017-09-26

The Department of Government and the Johan Skytte Foundation have the honour of hosting the 23rd Johan Skytte Prize Award Ceremony that annually celebrates the most significant contribution to the field of Political Science.

The Skytte Prize is inspired by the legacy of Johan Skytte (1577–1645), a statesman and educator who, in 1622, founded the Chair in Eloquence and Political Science that today constitutes the Department of Government. 

This year's Prize winner, Amartya Sen, laureate of the Nobel Prize in Economics, is visiting the department 29 September–1 October to receive the prize. 

Amartya Sen

Amartya Sen will deliver the traditional Skytte lecture to the staff and students of the department on 29 September. This is an opportunity for the prize winner to share some of his scholarly contributions with the department. The title of this year's Skytte lecture is "Democracy and Social Choice". 

On 30 September, the Johan Skytte Prize will be awarded to Amartya Sen in a festive ceremony. The ceremony will be, as per custom, preceded by wreath laying at the tomb of Johan Skytte at Uppsala Cathedral and Prize winner's lecture at Uppsala University's main Building. The title of this year's Prize winner's lecture is "New Dangers for Democracy". 

Read more about the lectures

More about the Skytte Prize

The Department of Government is honoured by the opportunity to meet Amartya Sen in person and is looking forward to welcoming him in Uppsala!