Policy makers are not keeping up with events. Just as the world’s climate-change negotiators met in Warsaw, Typhoon Haiyan was hitting the Philippines. And as they started their talks – aimed at keeping global temperature increases below 2C – the International Energy Agency issued a new “reference scenario” implying a rise of 3.6C. Calamity is [...]
It’s an age-old question: why are some countries richer than others? And why are some countries still mired in poverty while the United States and Europe struggle with “first-world problems”? For decades, economists have pointed to the impact of political institutions and culture on countries’ economic development. Farther down the development road, the choices our [...]
Over the long course of human history, no infectious disease killed more people than malaria. Called the “mother of fevers” by the ancient Chinese, malaria has plagued us since we evolved from apes and it once affected the better part of the globe. By the turn of the twentieth century, thanks to a combination of [...]
MAPUTO – One of the greatest successes in development aid in the past decade has been the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria. The Global Fund has saved millions of lives and helped countries around the world beat back three epidemic diseases. Now it is appealing to the world’s governments and the private [...]
By Tom Paulson It is probably not an exaggeration to say that Columbia University economist Jeff Sachs has done as much as anyone over the past few decades to draw public, and policy maker, attention to the plight of those who live in extreme poverty around the world. Sachs literally wrote the book on how [...]
Actress and Global Citizen Festival Host, Olivia Wilde, and Professor Jeffrey Sachs ask Global Citizens to call on Telecommunications and Pharmaceutical companies to bring one million Community Health Workers to Sub-Saharan Africa.
The Harriman Insitute, and The Earth Institute at Columbia University present “Presidential Rhetoric and Leadership: From Kennedy to the Present” Septmeber 12, 2013
It is worth taking a moment to cheer the United Nations for its outstanding successes this past week. The UN is the global home of diplomacy, the art of maintaining peace and co-operation in a world all too ready to head to war. Sometimes it succeeds; often it is brushed aside, by great and small powers alike. [...]
Jeffrey Sachs was honored at the 2013 Blouin Creative Leadership Summit in New York City. Sachs was one of three awardees, together with architect Daniel Libeskind and economist Eric Maskin. The film was presented by the Blouin Foundation at this year’s Creative Leadership Summit. For more info visit here.