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Arthur Lewis Lectures

Our series of annual Arthur Lewis Lectures started in 2015 to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of the economist Arthur Lewis, who became Britain's first black professor when he was appointed to a Chair at Manchester in 1948.

2017 Arthur Lewis Lecture

Gary Younge - "Who Let the Dogs Out: The politics of reporting race and violence"

9 November 2017

Past Arthur Lewis Lectures

  • Kate Pickett,'The enemy between us: the social and psychological costs of inequality'
  • Danny Dorling, 'Inequality and understanding the danger of idiots'
  • Greg Dyke, 'Tackling discrimination: football, media and the pursuit of equality'
  • Jim O'Neill, 'The complex and changing world economy'
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