Prof. Jeffrey Sachs
Director of the Earth Institute
Jeffrey D. Sachs is the Director of The Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University. He is also Director of the UN Millennium Project and is Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the Millennium Development Goals, the internationally agreed goals to reduce extreme poverty, disease, and hunger by the year 2015.
"One of the 100 most influential people in the world" Time Magazine
Jeffrey is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He has been an advisor to the IMF, the World Bank, the OECD, the World Health Organization and the UN Development Program. During 2000-2001, he was Chairman of the Commission on Macroeconomics and Health of the World Health Organization and was a member of the International Financial Institutions Advisory Commission.
Professor Sachs is widely considered to be the leading international economic advisor of his generation. For more than 20 years he has been at the forefront of the challenges of economic development, poverty alleviation and enlightened globalization, promoting policies to help all parts of the world to benefit from expanding economic opportunities and wellbeing.
An enlightening and engaging speaker, Prof Sachs’ presentations are well researched and filled with a wealth of useful actionable information.
He presents in English.