Save the date: Prof. Jeffrey Sachs speaks at May 27 luncheon

cc140313js.jpgThe Columbia Club of South Texas is proud to announce a luncheon featuring Dr. Jeffrey Sachs on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 from 12:30 to 2:45 pm. The downtown location will be announced soon. His presentation will focus on issues in sustainability and energy. Columbia Professor Jeffrey Sachs fulfills many roles, including

  • Director of The Earth Institute
  • Economist and opinion leader studying the challenges of economic development, environmental sustainability, poverty alleviation, debt cancellation, and globalization
  • Professor of Sustainable Development in International and Public Affairs
  • Professor of Health Policy and Management in Public Health
  • Special Adviser to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon on the Millennium Development Goals.

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. He has twice been named among Time Magazine’s 100 most influential world leaders. He was called by the New York Times, “probably the most important economist in the world,” and by Time Magazine “the world’s best known economist.” A recent survey by The Economist Magazine ranked Professor Sachs as among the world’s three most influential living economists of the past decade.

He serves as Director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University, as well as Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development and Health Policy and Management. He is Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the Millennium Development Goals, having held the same position under former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. He is Director of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network.

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  • Theresa Quintanilla
    published this page in News 2014-04-09 15:44:20 -0500