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Jeffrey Sachs

Economist from Columbia University

Jeffrey Sachs appears in the following:

Should We Declare 'War' on Inequality?

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Johnson stood before Congress and announced "unconditional war on poverty in America." Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University and Special Advisor to the United Nations Secretary-General Ban-Ki Moon, reflects on the 50 years since President Johnson declared the War on Poverty, and discusses the best policy solutions to eliminate poverty today.

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Jeffrey Sachs on JFK's Quest for Peace

Monday, June 10, 2013

Jeffrey Sachs highlights the foreign policy triumphs of John F. Kennedy’s presidency and the crusade for world peace that he focused on in office. The last great campaign of John F. Kennedy’s life was not the battle for reelection he did not live to wage, but the struggle for a sustainable peace with the Soviet Union. To Move the World: JFK’s Quest for Peace looks at October 1962 to September 1963, when JFK used his political skills to establish more peaceful relations with the Soviet Union and to slow down the proliferation of nuclear arms.

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Please Explain: How to Save the World—World Peace

Friday, February 24, 2012

This week's Please Explain is the final installment of our series How to Save the World. Jeffrey Sachs discusses whether it's possible to achieve world peace. He's Director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University and Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. His most recent book is The Price of Civilization.

 

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Jeffrey Sachs on Occupy Wall Street Out of the Park

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Jeffrey Sachs, economist and Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia, and author of The Price of Civilization, talks about the city clearing protesters from Zuccotti Park and what it means for the Occupy Wall Street movement. He wrote an op-ed about the movement's potential in Sunday’s New York Times.

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Jeffrey Sachs on Moral Causes to America's Fiscal Problems

Friday, October 07, 2011

Economist Jeffrey Sachs has a new book, "The Price of Civilization: Reawakening American Virtue and Prosperity," and the heart of it is a single argument: all of the nation’s current economic, political and productive woes share a similar root cause: that America’s financial and political leaders are failing to take the moral steps necessary to restrain a society of markets, and policies run amok, and that we need to become a "mindful society."

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Connecting Climate Change and Poverty

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, talks about the developing world and global warming.

Event: Jeffrey Sachs will take part in the global conference "State of the Planet: 2010" on Thursday, March 25. Register here.

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Copenhagen: What Did We Learn?

Monday, December 21, 2009

Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University and Michael White, political editor at the Guardian discuss what got resolved - and what didn’t - at the Copenhagen climate talks.

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After Copenhagen

Monday, December 21, 2009

Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, talks about what got accomplished at the Copenhagen climate change summit...and what didn’t. Also, NPR’s Carl Kassel on his farewell tour; more uncommon economic resolutions.

Hit Hard by Drought, Ethiopia Pleads for Aid

Friday, October 23, 2009

In 1984 famine-ravaged Ethiopia caught the attention of western music stars who garnered an outpouring of western aid and goodwill with fundraisers like "USA for Africa." Twenty-five years later, Ethiopia is again on the brink of disaster. A prolonged drought is devastating harvests and grazing land across swathes of East Africa. On Thursday Ethiopia’s government told aid donors it needs emergency food supplies for more than 6 million people. We talk to the BBC's Will Ross from Kenya, where the drought is also threatening lives and livelihoods, and Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University.

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The Economy Without Borders

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University and author of The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time, discusses the global economic crisis.

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Patriotic Giving

Monday, October 20, 2008

Since the financial crisis hit, Americans have watched the stock market and their 401(k)’s plummet. They've stood by, trying not to panic, while Washington leaders craft a financial rescue. But can individual Americans do anything to pitch in and help save the economy? The Takeaway takes a question from listener Viki Rovere and talks to economist Jeffrey Sachs.

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Solutions for a Small Planet

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Economist Jeffrey Sachs says that crises facing humanity - like poverty and disease - are daunting, but they can be solved! Also: find out how to build homes out of garbage like old tires and beer cans. A Chicago teacher on helping his students solve some of the big problems ...

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