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Jeffrey Sachs
Jeffrey Sachs

United States

Director of The Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University.


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Place of Origin: United States

Jeffrey D. Sachs is the Director of The Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University. He is also Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Sachs released his newest book, The Price of Civilization: Reawakening American Virtue and Prosperity on October 4, 2011, which discusses the widening income gap in America.

From 2002 to 2006, he was Director of the UN Millennium Project and Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan on the Millennium Development Goals, the internationally agreed goals to reduce extreme poverty, disease, and hunger by the year 2015. The Millennium Villages project was born out of the UN Millennium Project and was established to aid 13 African villages lift themselves out of extreme poverty. Sachs is also President and Co-Founder of Millennium Promise Alliance, a nonprofit organization aimed at ending extreme global poverty.


He is widely considered to be the leading international economic advisor of his generation. For more than 20 years Professor Sachs has been in the forefront of the challenges of economic development, poverty alleviation, and enlightened globalization, promoting policies to help all parts of the world to benefit from expanding economic opportunities and well-being. He is also one of the leading voices for combining economic development with environmental sustainability, and as Director of the Earth Institute leads large-scale efforts to promote the mitigation of human-induced climate change.


In 2004 and 2005 he was named among the 100 most influential leaders in the world by Time Magazine. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan, a high civilian honor bestowed by the Indian Government, in 2007. Sachs lectures constantly around the world and was the 2007 BBC Reith Lecturer.


He is author of hundreds of scholarly articles and many books, including the New York Times bestsellers Common Wealth (Penguin, 2008) and The End of Poverty (Penguin, 2005). Sachs is a member of the Institute of Medicine and is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Prior to joining Columbia, he spent over twenty years at Harvard University, most recently as Director of the Center for International Development. A native of Detroit, Michigan, Sachs received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees at Harvard University.



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Director of The Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University.

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Author: tesseymurphy
Fri Feb 19 02:11:00 2010

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Author: Steve Klaber
Wed Aug 5 13:33:47 2009

Neither Trade Nor Aid: Real independence is the route out of poverty. Agriculture and development for home use first. The "resource curse" that so many African countries have is an economy oriented toward the outside world. That orientation will always favor foreign workers and companies over your own.

Look to regularizing land ownership and tenure. Arable land is as valuable a resource as there is. People who work and improve their land must be able to be sure that they will retain the benefits. Troubles like the Kenyan Mau forest must be avoided… [Read Full Text]

Author: joannedeisen
Wed Aug 5 15:00:27 2009

Nonsense...your problems stem from your thieving governments....Joanne

Author: monsterhunter17
Thu Nov 19 10:47:06 2009

Seems you're not following anything + you don't know anything. Long since rich nations of the west have exploited Africa's resource rich countries. First the west armed those countries (to support rebel groups fighting against liberal governments) and now when countries are looted and governments corrupt and people poor and they require massive support, big corporations exploit the resources of countries like Kongo, Sudan etc. The corps are getting everything but the people - nothing. The aid goes into wrong hands AND no western countries help fighting these rebels maintaining disorder in the countries because it is gainful for them… [Read Full Text]

Author: upliftdarace_144
Wed Aug 5 15:37:50 2009

THEY COME TO :

STEAL OUR ECONOMY

KILL OUR INITIATIVE TO BE SELF-SUFFICIENT

DESTROY OUR FAMILIES

1) INFERIORITY = CURRENCY EXCHANGE

Currency Exchange is designed to puff up certain peoples and nations over others. The numbers are constantly telling some that they are inferior to others. The problem intensifies when those being manipulated by this financial scam buy in to this wicked scheme.

WhatÂ’s the solution to INFERIORITY CURRENCY EXCHANGE ? Stop giving away our souls one piece of money ( dollar , pound, franc, rand, deniro, rupal, euro, Chinese renminbi, rupee, Russian ruble,etc..) at-a-time .

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