LSE IDEAS public lecture
Date: Monday 15 July 2013
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Professor Jeffrey D Sachs
Chair: Professor Craig Calhoun
The start of John F Kennedy’s presidency was marked by blunders and near-disasters, from the Bay of Pigs invasion to the Cuban Missile Crisis. The Crisis was a turning point – Kennedy retreated from the nuclear precipice with renewed confidence, and with the determination to chart and achieve a pathway to peace. Sachs will discuss the lessons of Kennedy’s 1963 campaign for peace and a nuclear test ban treaty, including the strategies for leadership and problem-solving in complex and dangerous international situations.
Jeffrey D Sachs is a world-renowned professor of economics, leader in sustainable development, senior UN advisor, bestselling author, and syndicated columnist whose monthly newspaper columns appear in more than 80 countries. He has twice been named among Time magazine's 100 most influential world leaders. He was called by the New York Times, "probably the most important economist in the world," and by Time magazine "the world's best known economist." A recent survey by The Economist magazine ranked Professor Sachs as among the world's three most influential living economists of the past decade.
Professor Sachs serves as the director of The Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, and professor of health policy and management at Columbia University. He is special advisor to United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon on the Millennium Development Goals, having held the same position under former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan. He is co-founder and chief strategist of Millennium Promise Alliance, and is director of the Millennium Villages Project. He has authored three New York Times bestsellers in the past seven years: The End of Poverty (2005), Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet (2008), and The Price of Civilization (2011). His latest title is To Move The World: JFK’s Quest for Peace.
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