Prof Hussain, in Memoriam - Jan 2021

Professor Hussain Waheed

With immeasurable sadness, we announce the loss of Professor Waheed Hussain.  Professor Hussain was special in every way, a superb and beloved teacher and a profoundly original philosopher.  Professor Hussain worked at the intersection of political philosophy, moral philosophy, economics and business ethics. He developed a deeply original criticism of market societies that focused on the ways that market societies ‘pit people against each other.’  But he also offered a constructive way to re-conceive the roles that markets can play if they are embedded in socially co-operative societies. He was working on his book Living with the Invisible Hand: Markets, Corporations, and Human Freedom at the time of his death.  We will hold a celebration of Professor Hussain as soon as we are back together on campus.  In the meantime, please feel welcome to remember him on our tribute wall.  Professor Hussain’s passing is a devastating loss to his family and to all of us – students, colleagues, friends – who benefitted from his work, his humour and his character.  We will miss him and remember him always.