Globalization and Solidarity

This week, we presented a lecture by Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen entitled “Globalization and Solidarity.” Sen is the first scholar to hold the visiting professorship at the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future at Boston University.

Sen argued in this lecture against the perception of globalization as a western phenomenon and/or a form of western imperialism. He also traced the roots of globalization back to the beginning of the last millennium and established that global civilization is a world heritage and not just a collection of disparate local cultures.