Global Poverty: A Conversation with Jeffrey D. Sachs
As director of the Earth Institute and Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan, Jeffrey Sachs is renowned for his work toward solving some of the world’s most difficult economic questions. Join him as he discusses the challenges and realities of the global fight against poverty and how he thinks progress can be made.
12:00-12:30 pm Lunch Reception
12:30-1:30 pm Meeting
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