Jeffrey Sachs and Parag Saxena exchange views on how education can or should prepare students for the challenges and opportunities both in the U.S.-Asia relationship and, more generally, in the increasingly globalized 21st century. Asia Society's Tom Nagorski moderates the program.
R. May Lee
R. May Lee is Vice Chancellor, Strategic Planning – Asia for NYU, and Deputy Vice Chancellor for NYU Shanghai.
Zak Malamed is the Founder and Organizer of the Student Voice movement. Student Voice is a grassroots support network that serves to aid and empower students in their efforts to be heard and earn their rightful seat at the table.
Tom Nagorski became Executive Vice President of the Asia Society following a three-decade career in journalism — having served most recently as Managing Editor for International Coverage at ABC News. Before that he was Foreign Editor for World News Tonight, and a reporter and producer based in Russia, Germany and Thailand. Nagorski was the recipient of eight Emmy awards and the Dupont Award for excellence in international coverage, as well as a fellowship from the Henry Luce Foundation. He has written for several publications and is the author of Miracles on the Water: The Heroic Survivors of a World War II U-Boat Attack.
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.
Parag Saxena is the Founding General Partner and CEO of New Silk Route.