Ohio State’s inaugural Provost’s Discovery Themes Lecturer is Jeffrey Sachs, director of The Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, professor of health policy and management at Columbia University, and author of The Price of Civilization.
Professor Sachs’s lecture, “The Age of Sustainable Development,” which will also be the Keynote Address of the spring COMPAS conference, is set for Friday, April 4 at 3:00 pm in the Mershon Auditorium, 1871 N. High St.
About the Discovery Theme Lecture:
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 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. He is co-founder and Chief Strategist of Millennium Promise Alliance, and is director of the Millennium Villages Project. Sachs is also one of the Secretary-General’s MDG Advocates, and a Commissioner of the ITU/UNESCO Broadband Commission for Development. He has authored three New York Times bestsellers in the past seven years: The End of Poverty (2005), Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet (2008), and The Price of Civilization (2011).
Following the address, there will be panel discussion followed by an opportuniy for questions from the audience.
Ian Sheldon (Andersons Professor of International Trade, OSU Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics)
Elena Irwin (Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics, OSU)
Michael Neblo (Political Science, OSU)
*Please note that this event is free and open to the public. No registration required.