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Jeffrey Sachs speaker economics

Jeffrey Sachs

New York, USA

Legendary development economist

Director, UN Millennium Project (2002-06)

Special Advisor to UN Secretary-General

Professor Jeffrey 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 Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Jeffrey 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 globalisation, promoting policies to help all parts of the world benefit from expanding economic opportunities and well-being. As a speaker, he is also one of the leading voices for combining economic development with environmental sustainability, and as Director of the Earth Institute leads large-scale efforts to promote the mitigation of human-induced climate change.

From 2002 to 2006, he was Director of the UN Millennium Project and Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan on the Millennium Development Goals, the internationally agreed goals to reduce extreme poverty, disease, and hunger by the year 2015. Jeffrey is also President and Co-Founder of Millennium Promise Alliance, a non-profit organisation aimed at ending extreme global poverty.

His latest book “To Move the World: JFK’s Quest for Peace” (Random House 2013) has been rated by Amazon as one of the year’s best books.

Our Comment

"Jeffrey is simply one of the most famous economists of his generation. In 2004 and 2005, he was named among the 100 most influential leaders in the world by Time Magazine, and was awarded the Padma Bhushan, a high civilian honor bestowed by the Indian Government, in 2007. His latest book, The Price of Civilisation, was published in October 2011."

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