Sir Arthur Lewis Day: Honouring the life and work of Sir Arthur Lewis

Event Date(s): 23/01/2018

Location: UWI St. Augustine, Teaching and Learning Complex (TLC), Lecture Theatre D

The Sir Arthur Lewis Institute for Social and Economic Studies (SALISES) will honour the life, the work and the legacy of Sir W. Arthur Lewis in what has been dubbed as Sir Arthur Lewis Day.

They will host a symposium on January 23 from 9.30am to 3pm at the Teaching and Learning Complex (TLC), Lecture Theatre D. Confirm your attendance by registering at: www.sta.uwi.edu/salises/.

There will also be a Distinguished Lecture by guest speaker Prof. Stuart Corbridge, Vice-Chancellor, Durham University, UK on the topic, Sir W. Arthur Lewis and the Possibility of Development from 7 to 9pm at Daaga Auditorium. Reserve your seat by emailing salises@sta.uwi.edu.

About the Symposium

It is most appropriate that the 70th anniversary year of The UWI in 2018 should begin with the celebration of the life and work of Arthur Lewis who served as Principal of the University College of the West Indies (UCWI) in 1959 and in 1962 became the first Vice Chancellor of The University of the West Indies, which was the successor to the UCWI.

Many persons have only viewed Lewis as an economist, largely because he won the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1979. However, he never confined his academic, public, and professional work only to the discipline of Economics and indeed pursued vast cross disciplinary activity inclusive of the discipline of political science.

Lewis argued that his 13 visits to Africa, up to that time, had always been emotional for him. His familiarity with the leaders of many of these new states allowed him a level of connection that was more than the average academic would have enjoyed. His economic theory on industrialization by invitation and his published views on politics would establish him as a cross-disciplinary academic.



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