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Poverty is the silent tsunami - over 30,000 people die every day because they are too poor to stay alive. Professor Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Earth Institute and special adviser to Kofi Annan on the Millennium Development Goals*, argues that we can eradicate poverty by 2025 in a public debate at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) on Wednesday 13 April.

To mark the launch of his new book The End of Poverty - How We Can Make It Happen In Our Lifetime (Penguin), Professor Sachs will discuss the issues raised in his publication with film and TV director Richard Curtis, co-founder of Comic Relief and enthusiastic member of the 2005 Make Poverty History campaign, and Ethiopian Ambassador HE Fisseha Adugna.

Drawing on the stories of individuals encountered during his work combating poverty in Bolivia, Poland, India, China and Africa, Professor Sachs radically combines economic, political, environmental and public health disciplines to offer and explain real and practical solutions to poverty. The End of Poverty also explains how we as individuals in the developed world have a fundamental role to play.

The End of Poverty is on Wednesday 13 April at 6.30pm in the Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A. This event is free and open to all but a ticket is required. 

All public tickets for this event have now been allocated, however a returns queue will be in operation on the night. For more information, click here|

Ends

  • Members of the public: all tickets for this event have now been allocated, however a returns queue will be in operation on the night. For more information, click here
  • Media: To request a press ticket, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.Winterstein@lse.ac.uk 
  • To request a review copy of The End of Poverty, contact Preena Gadher on 020 7010 3466 or email preena.gadher@penguin.co.uk 

Notes:

This debate is organised by LSE and Foyles

The End of Poverty - How We Can Make It Happen In Our Lifetime is published by Penguin on 11 April 2005. 

* The Millennium Development Goals are the internationally agreed goals to halve extreme poverty, disease and hunger by 2015.

Press cuttings

Guardian
The man with the plan (21 April 05)
A new Jeffrey Sachs book on how to end global poverty provides fresh insights, but stale solutions. Mention of Jeffrey Sachs' lecture at LSE last week. 

1 April 2005

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