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Prof. Dr. Jeffrey Sachs

Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University, President of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network

Jeffrey D. Sachs is a world-renowned economics professor, bestselling author, innovative educator, and global leader in sustainable development.

He is widely recognized for bold and effective strategies to address complex challenges including debt crises, hyperinflations, the transition from central planning to market economies, the control of AIDS, malaria, and other diseases, the escape from extreme poverty, and the battle against human-induced climate change. Sachs serves as the Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University, where he holds the rank of University Professor, the university’s highest academic rank. Sachs held the position of Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University from 2002 to 2016.

He is President of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, a commissioner of the UN Broadband Commission for Development, and an SDG Advocate for UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. From 2001-18, Sachs served as Special Advisor to UN Secretaries-General Kofi Annan (2001-7), Ban Ki-moon (2008-16), and António Guterres (2017-18). Sachs has authored and edited numerous books, including three New York Times bestsellers: The End of Poverty (2005), Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet (2008), and The Price of Civilization (2011).

Sachs was the co-recipient of the 2015 Blue Planet Prize, the leading global prize for environmental leadership. He was twice named among Time magazine’s 100 most influential world leaders and has received 35 honorary degrees. The New York Times called Sachs “probably the most important economist in the world,” and Time magazine called Sachs “the world’s best-known economist.” A survey by The Economist ranked Sachs as among the three most influential living economists.

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.

Events
Wednesday, 6.10.2021 10:30
Interreligious and Indigenous Collaboration: A Missing Link to Save Our Environment? Main Hall
Moderator

Ms. Merylene Chitharai, Youth Member, Religions for Peace South Africa

 

Keynote Speeches

Prof. Dr. Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University and President of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network
Dr. Vandana Shiva, Scientist and Climate Activist, India

Video Message

Chief Benki Piyãko, Indigenous Leader and President of the Yorenka Tasorentsi Institute, Asháninka people, Brazil

Dialogue

Bishop Gunnar Stalsett, Bishop emeritus of Oslo; Honorary President, Religions for Peace
Ms. Sonia Guajajará, Executive Coordinator, Association of Indigenous People of Brazil
Ms. Merylene Chitharai, Youth Member, Religions for Peace South Africa

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