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India’s renowned Feminist scholar & activist Gita Sen wins Dan David Prize 2020

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Gita Sen , an Indian feminist scholar, activist has won the prestigious Dan David Prize 2020 under “present” category for her path-breaking work in the fields of population policies, reproductive and sexual health, women’s rights, poverty, labour markets and global governance.Key Points:

i.Ms. Sen, who is the Distinguished Professor & Director at the Ramalingaswami Centre on Equity & Social Determinants of Health, at the Public Health Foundation of India, has spent her 35 years of academic career in policy advocacy and activism, helping to shape the global paradigm shift on population and development.

ii.Sen earned a doctoral degree in economics from the Stanford University, California , US. She is an adjunct professor of global health and population at Harvard University and then a professor of public policy at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in Bengaluru, Karnataka.

Other Dan David Prize 2020 Laureates:


S.NoCategoryWon by
1Past  (Cultural Preservation and Revival)Lonnie G. Bunch III  (American educator and historian)
2Past  (Cultural Preservation and Revival)Prof.Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett (University Professor  at New York University)
3Present – Gender equalityProf. Debora Diniz Rodrigues (law professor at the University of Brasilia,Brazil)
4Future -Artificial IntelligenceDemis Hassabis (British artificial intelligence researcher & co-founder and CEO of DeepMind, the world’s leading AI research company.)
5Future -Artificial IntelligenceProf. Amnon Shashua (Israeli computer scientist and CEO and co-founder of Mobileye, an Israeli company)


About Dan David Prize:
Given by Dan David Foundation (headquartered at Tel Aviv University, Israel), this award carries prize of US$ 1 million for achievements having an outstanding scientific, technological, cultural or social impact on our world. Each year fields are chosen within the 3 time dimensions – Past, Present and Future.