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Global-Scale Economic Change: Theory, History, and Prospects for the 21st C...
Tue, 9 May 2017, 12:00 – Thu, 11 May 2017, 13:00 BST
Jeffrey D. Sachs is a world-renowned professor of economics, leader in sustainable development, senior UN advisor, bestselling author, and syndicated columnist whose monthly newspaper columns appear in more than 100 countries.
On May 9-11 Professor Sachs will be coming to the School of Geography and the Environment to deliver a series of 3 lectures. SoGE students will have a priority in the booking.
The series titled Global-Scale Economic Change: Theory, History, and Prospects for the 21st Century will take place each day from 12:00-13:00 in the Lecture Theatre:
May 9 | Lecture 1. The Conceptual Framework and the Early Globalizations
May 10 | Lecture 2. Global Change in the Industrial Era
May 11 | Lecture 3. The New Era of Global Change
More about Jeffrey Sachs:
Professor Sachs served as the Director of the Earth Institute from 2002 to 2016. He was appointed University Professor at Columbia University in 2016, and also serves as Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University. He is Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the Sustainable Development Goals, and previously advised both UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan on the Millennium Development Goals. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis in Laxenburg, Austria. Sachs is Director of both the Center for Sustainable Development, and the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network under the auspices of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
Prior to joining Columbia, Sachs spent over twenty years as a professor at Harvard University, most recently as the Galen L. Stone Professor of International Trade. A native of Detroit, Michigan, Sachs received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees at Harvard.