“Human Security has been a very important, central concept that guides Japan’s development cooperation over the past two decades. It is the right of people to live with freedom and dignity; free from poverty and despair,” says Prof. Akihiko Tanaka, President of the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies and former President of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

In this video, Prof. Tanaka is joined by University Professor Jeffrey Sachs of Columbia University to discuss Japan’s development cooperation efforts by working side by side with local communities to achieve sustainable development.

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Jeffrey Sachs, PhD, presents on Children First, at Ending Violence Against Children: Developing A Roadmap To A Healthy Childhood and Adolescence.

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On the occasion of the Progressive Society launch event on March 8, Jeffrey Sachs shared a strong and positive message. He is Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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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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Chad Bown, Peterson Institute for International Economics Senior Fellow, & Enda Curran, Bloomberg’s Chief Asia Economics Correspondent, discuss the impact of President Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs. Marc Chandler, Brown Brothers Harriman Senior Vice President of New York & Head of Currency, says a trade war is not easy to win and it is not desirable. Francine Lacqua, Bloomberg Surveillance TV Anchor & Editor at Large, joins us from Rome to report on the general elections this coming Sunday. Jeffrey Sachs, Columbia University Professor & Nobel Laureate, says the new tariffs are one of the most reckless policies that one can imagine.

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