One of the world's leading experts in aid and economic and sustainable development, Professor Jeffrey Sachs, gave a free public lecture at the University of Sydney on Tuesday, 15 July, 2008, to mark the opening of the University's new Institute for Sustainable Solutions.
Professor Jeffrey Sachs is Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University and the director of The Earth Institute at Columbia, an organisation that leads large-scale efforts to promote sustainability throughout the world.
Professor Sachs is one of the leading international voices for combining economic development with environmental sustainability and is also a special advisor to the United National secretary-general.
His free public lecture marks the officially opening of the University of Sydney's Institute for Sustainable Solutions- Sydney Institute
Jeffrey Sachs is the Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University. Since 2010 he has also served as a Commissioner for the Broadband Commission for Digital Development which leverages broadband technologies as a key enabler for social and economic development. He has authored Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet.
Originally one of the youngest economics professors in the history of Harvard University, Sachs became renowned for implementing economic shock therapy throughout the developing world, and subsequently for his work on the challenges of economic development, environmental sustainability, poverty alleviation, debt cancellation, and globalization.