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Jeffrey Sachs Presents 'Achieving Sustainable Development in the 21st Century' Lecture Series

Jeffrey Sachs

The Earth Institute at Columbia's fall "Distinguished Lecture Series" will feature Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Institute, special advisor to United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan and an international leader of economic development.

Sachs will present his vision on sustainable development through a series of three lectures entitled "Achieving Sustainable Development in the 21st Century." The series includes: "Shaping Our Economic and Ecological Future" on Wed., Sept. 25; "Science and Sustainable Development" on Wed., Oct. 2, and "Global Governance and Our Common Fate" on Wed., Oct. 16.

All lectures will be held in Altschul Auditorium, International Affairs Building, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., and are free and open to the public.

Sachs was a featured speaker and participant in the recent World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, South Africa, which focused on the difficult challenges of improving people's lives while conserving the Earth's natural resources in the face of increasing demands for food, shelter, sanitation, energy, health services and economic security.

Published: Sep 24, 2002
Last modified: Sep 24, 2002

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