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Gita Sen

2015 Carol Hoffmann Collins Global Scholar-in-Residence

October 19-23, 2015

  • Public Lecture: Women’s Human Rights: Promises and Pitfalls of a Globalized World
  • Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 7 pm, Gamble Auditorium.

Gita Sen

  • 35 years of experience of working nationally and internationally on gender equality and women’s human rights.
  • Professor Emeritus, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.
  • Adjunct Professor of Global Health and Population, Harvard School of Public Health.
  • Founder and member of DAWN (Development Alternatives for Women for a New Era), 1984, and general coordinator since November 2014.
  • In India, member of many high-level commissions including High Level Expert Group on Universal Health Coverage, Mission Steering Group for the National Rural Health Mission, and Governing Board of the National Health Systems Resource Center.
  • Key participant in many international task forces, including member of the Millenium Project’s Taskforce on Gender Equality, first chairperson of the World Bank’s External Gender Consultative Group, member of the Lancet Commission on Women and Health, and member of the Global Advisory Board, Open Society Foundation.
  • Author of 17 books/major reports/special journal issues and nearly 100 journal articles and book chapters.
  • President of the Health Economics Association of India.
  • Honorary degrees from University of Edinburgh, University of Sussex, Open University, Karolina Institute, and the University of East Anglia.
  • M.A., Economics, Delhi School of Economics; Ph.D., Economics, Stanford University.