Awards Honours Recognitions​

  • Moderator, Boao Forum for Asia, 10 April 2018.

  • Indian Economic Association Centennial Conference Special Lecture, 28 December 2017.

  • Honorary Doctor of Letters, Wawasan Open University, Penang, November 2017.

  • Adjunct Professor, Kulliyah of Economics, International Islamic University, Malaysia, 2016-

  • Tun Hussein Onn Chair lectures, Kuala Lumpur, 2016-2017.

  • Keynote Speaker, Third World Social Science Forum, Durban, 14 September 2015.

  • Keynote Speaker, Banco Central de la República Argentina (BCRA), Buenos Aires, 4 June 2015.

  • Keynote Lecturer, Indian Society of Labour Economics, New Delhi, 2013.

  • Keynote Speaker, Valdai Club, 2013.

  • Laureate, International Studies Association, 2013 [second after Prof. Ali Mazrui].

  • Honorary doctorate, Murdoch University, 2012.

  • Allama Iqbal Lecture, Islamabad, December 2011.

  • Keynote Speaker, Banco Central de la República Argentina (BCRA), Buenos Aires, 2011.

  • Association of Asian Studies Keynote Lecture, Philadelphia, 25 March 2010.

  • Keynote Lecture, Malaysian Studies Convention, Penang, 18 March 2010.

  • Keynote Speaker, World Knowledge Forum, Seoul, 2010.

  • Second Hans Singer Memorial Lecture, University of Sussex, October 2010.

  • Keynote Speaker, International Poverty Forum, Beijing, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012.

  • Keynote Speaker, Global Policy Forum, Yaroslavl, 2009, 2010, 2011.

  • Association of South East Asian Studies in the United Kingdom (ASEASUK)

  • British Academy Lecture, London, 27 November 2009.

  • First Yusif A. Sayigh Development Lecture, Bir Zeit University, 10 November 2009.

  • Member, Commission of Experts of the President of the United Nations General Assembly on Reforms of the International Monetary and Financial System, 2009.

  • Keynote Speaker, World Public Forum, Rhodes, 2008, 2011. 

  • W. F. Wertheim Memorial Lecture, Amsterdam, 2007.

  • Wassily Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought, 2007.

  • Sir Patrick Gillam Lecture, London School of Economics, London, 28 November 2005.

  • Speaker, World Economic Forum, Davos, 2003.

  • First Ishak Shari Memorial Lecture, National University of Malaysia, 2002.

  • International Institute of Asian Studies Lecture, Amsterdam, 2002.

  • Speaker, World Economic Forum, New York, 2002 [relocated from Davos in solidarity with New York after 9/11].

  • Speaker, World Economic Forum (Asia-Pacific), Kuala Lumpur, 2002.

  • Asian Public Intellectuals (API) Senior Fellowship, Japan, Southeast Asia, 2001-2002.

  • SEPHIS Lecture Tour, Mexico, Brazil, 2001.

  • Speaker, World Economic Forum (Asia-Pacific), Hong Kong, 2001.

  • Keynote Speaker, Social Development Summit, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD), Geneva, 2000.

  • Speaker, World Economic Forum (Asia-Pacific), Melbourne, 2000.

  • SEPHIS Lecture Tour, North, West, East and Southern Africa, 1997.

  • SEPHIS Lecture Tour, India and Sri Lanka, 1996.

  • Abe Fellowship (South Africa, Brazil), 1994-1995. [first non-US/Japan scholar selected]

  • Fulbright Asian Scholar-in-Residence Award (Visiting Professor, Johnson School of Management, Southeast Asian Studies Center, Cornell University), 1993.

  • British High Commissioner’s Award, 1991-1992.

  • Kuok Foundation sabbatical research award (Visitor, Faculty of Economics and Politics, University of Cambridge), 1991-1992.

  • British Academy Visiting Professor, 1991.

  • Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellowship (Visiting Fellow, Wolfson College, University of Cambridge), 1987-1988.         

  • Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellowship (Visiting Fellow, University of Oxford), 1987 [not taken up owing to Professor Amartya Sen’s move to Harvard].

  • Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Faculty of Economics and Management Development Studies Fund Award, 1977-1978.

  • Harvard Yenching Scholarship, 1976-1977.

  • Southeast Asia Population Research Awards Program (SEAPRAP) Award, 1976-1977.

  • Ford Foundation Award, 1974-1976.

  • Harvard Center for Population Studies Fellowship, 1973-1976.

  • Population Council Honorary Fellow, 1973-1974.

  • U.S. National Science Foundation Summer Research Award, 1972.

  • Yale College Full Scholarship, 1970-1973.

  • Malaysian National Delegate to World Youth Forum, 1970.

  • Putra Foundation Travel Award, 1970.

  • Lee Foundation Travel Award, 1970.

  • Royal Military College Scholarship, 1967-1970.

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