Amartya Sen Lecture: Lord Browne

3rd May 2007

Dear Members,

The Cambridge Society of Belgium is pleased to announce that it is co-hosting the second talk and discussion in the series of Amartya Sen Lectures on Sustainable Development, at 18.30hrs on 3rd May 2007.  The lecture follows the successful inaugural lecture of the series in 2006, which many members of the Society attended. 

Professor Amartya Sen, Nobel Prize laureate in economics and former Master of Trinity, will again be present, and the lecture – entitled   Energy and the Environment –  will be delivered by Lord Browne, group chief executive of BP, ranked no. 5 in the latest Financial Times Global 500 list of the largest businesses in the world. It will be one of Lord Browne’s last major public speeches before he retires this summer, and we are proud that he has chosen to give it here, and in the presence of Professor Sen.  Both will be on the podium for the subsequent discussion.

Attendance is by invitation only, and all members of the Society are welcome, once again subject only to a capacity limit to the large conference hall offered to us for the event.

There is no charge, and details appear on the attached. Early registration is advised, via . For any other questions, Raymond Schonfeld, Cambridge Society member and co-organizer of the event, may be contacted at

We hope that you will be able to join us at this event and look forward to seeing you there.

Yours faithfully,

Rupert Carter

Amartya Sen Lecture Series on Sustainable Development

Announcement and Invitation

The Asia Institute Europe, in close association with the Cambridge and Oxford Societies of Belgium, and the Harvard Club of Belgium, are honoured to announce the second lecture in the series on sustainable development in the name of

Professor Amartya Sen, Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences 1998:

“Energy and the Environment”

Lord Browne of Madingley, Group Chief Executive of BP

Thursday, May 3rd, 2007, 18:30 – 19:45

Charlemagne Building (room S4)

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Lord Browne of Madingley has served as Group Chief Executive of British Petroleum since 1995. He will retire on 31 July 2007.  He is President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a non-executive Director of Goldman Sachs Group, Chairman of the advisory boards of Apax Partners LLC, the Judge Business School at Cambridge University and the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University and President of the British Association for the Advancement of Science. He is also

Emeritus Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a Vice President of the Prince of Wales Business Leaders Forum.

You are cordially invited to attend this lecture in the presence of Professor Amartya Sen. Please register on www.sen-lecture.euConfirmation of your registration will be sent by e-mail. A printed copy of this email will be required to enable you to pass security clearance at the Charlemagne Building. Invited guests are requested to arrive well ahead of the start of the Lecture for registration, security and seating.   

The speaker at the inaugural lecture in the Amartya Sen series last March, Sir Nicholas Stern, has since attracted global media attention for his review of The Economics of Climate Change and we are delighted to have Lord Browne deliver our second lecture in this series.  At a time when energy and environment are at the forefront of the global policy debate, we are proud that he has accepted our invitation to speak on this subject in the presence of Professor Amartya Sen.

Steering Committee: Prof. Aubrey Silberston CBE,  Dr. Willem van der Geest,  Ms Dr Tazeen Murshid,  Mr. Raymond M. Schönfeld,  Mr. Andrew Tank, Mr Richard Condon. Asia Institute Europe aisbl,   Square de Meeûs 1, 1000 Brussels, Belgium  For additional information, please send your email to