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Nobel Laureate, Sir James Mirrlees, to lead a ‘Dialogue on Sustainable Development’ at LKI

February 25, 2016    Reading Time: < 1 minute

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Professor Sir James Mirrlees, the internationally renowned economist and recipient of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Economics, will lead a Dialogue on Sustainable Development at the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute (LKI) on Thursday, 25 February 2016. Sir James will be visiting LKI from Thursday, 25th February to Monday, 29th February at the invitation of the Chairman and the Board of Management of LKI.

The Dialogue on Thursday will consist of an initial lecture by Sir James, followed by a discussion with the invited audience. The leading Sri Lankan economist, Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy, will moderate the discussion. Two thought leaders in Sri Lanka, Professor Sirimal Abeyratne and Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu, will join Sir James in responding to questions from the audience.

Invitees to the Dialogue include officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, intergovernmental officials, academics, students, corporate leaders, community activists, and members of the diplomatic corps. This session has been organised by LKI in partnership with the UN Global Compact Network Sri Lanka and John Keells Holdings PLC. The creative agency Holmes Pollard & Stott is the communications partner.

Sir James’ lecture is the first of a limited series of Laureates’ Lectures that LKI is initiating to celebrate its 10th anniversary year. Through this series, LKI aims to expose policy makers and policy influencers in Sri Lanka to global insights on emerging and persisting issues in Sri Lanka’s international relations.

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