Global Poverty: A Conversation with Jeffrey D. Sachs

Tuesday, March 14, 2006
Speakers
Jeffrey D. Sachs
Director, The Earth Institute, Columbia University
Presiders
Elizabeth H. Becker
German Marshall Fellow; Author and Journalist

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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