March 6th, 2018

IST Science and Society Lecture: Jeffrey D. Sachs

In his IST Science and Society Lecture, Jeffrey D. Sachs, Professor of Economics at Columbia University and Director of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, talked about the global growth of both economy and population hitting the limits of the resources available on earth. He also spoke about the dominance of the western economy coming to an end, about climate targets, potential conflicts, and possible solutions. His special focus was on the importance of education and the role that universities and research institutes can and will have to play in solving global problems.


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