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Java Cafe: Why SDGs Really Matter
May 12, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Join us to learn more about SDGs! GL-UNA will be joined by Dr. Jeffrey Sachs.
MAY 12 | 7pm | ZOOM
Dr. Jeffrey Sachs is the Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University, and former Director of the Earth Institute from 2002 to 2016. He is President of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network. From 2001-18, Sachs served as Special Advisor to UN Secretaries-General Kofi Annan (2001-7), Ban Ki-moon (2008-16), and António Guterres (2017-18). Sachs has authored and edited numerous books, including Building the New American Economy: Smart, Fair & Sustainable (2017), A New Foreign Policy: Beyond American Exceptionalism (2018), and most recently, The Ages of Globalization: Geography, Technology, and Institutions (2020).
Sachs was the co-recipient of the 2015 Blue Planet Prize, the leading global prize for environmental leadership. He was twice named among Time magazine’s 100 most influential world leaders and has received 34 honorary degrees. The New York Times called Sachs “probably the most important economist in the world,” and Time magazine called Sachs “the world’s best-known economist.” A survey by The Economist ranked Sachs as among the three most influential living economists.