May 01, 2014

Why on EARTH you should see Professor Jeff Sachs in Houston on May 27

It's for the Earth's sake! Professor Jeffrey Sachs does not just research, write and speak about sustainable development, he organizes large major efforts to change the world, such as the Millennium Villages Project and the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network. In Houston he will discuss how global energy development can contribute to sustainability goals.

As a world-renowned economist and advocate of sustainable development, Sachs has a very important message for Houston's energy industry. We hope all our alumni enjoy the event, but even more importantly, we hope they spread the world that the director of the Earth Institute, which unites scientists to attack climate change and environmental degradation, will be speaking publicly in Houston for the first time.

Jeffrey Sachs holds two full professorships at Columbia University. In the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), he is the Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, and in the Mailman School of Public Health, he is Professor of Health Policy and Management. Since 2002, he has been Director of the Earth Institute. In that capacity, he leads a university-wide organization of more than 850 professionals from natural-science and social-science disciplines, in support of sustainable development.

You can earn a 20% discount on the ticket one of two ways: you can purchase an annual membership* in the club for $40 (ticket/membership bundle), or you and your friends and associates can purchase a table of ten tickets for $800. *If you have already purchased a membership, contact [email protected] to request your $80 ticket. 

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