Our speaker, professor Jeffrey Sachs, will address the war in Ukraine's impact on climate change and global food security, and will outline the pathway to a negotiated peace in Ukraine. There will be time for Q&A following his remarks.
Jeffrey D. Sachs is a world-renowned economics professor, bestselling author, innovative educator, and global leader in sustainable development.
He is widely recognized for bold and effective strategies to address complex challenges including the escape from extreme poverty, the global battle against human-induced climate change, international debt and financial crises, national economic reforms, and the control of pandemic and epidemic diseases.
Sachs serves as the Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University, where he holds the rank of University Professor. Sachs held the position of Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University from 2002 to 2016. He is President of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, Chair of the Lancet COVID-19 Commission, Co-Chair of the UN Council of Engineers for the Energy Transition, Commissioner of the UN Broadband Commission for Development, Tan Sri Jeffrey Cheah Honorary Distinguished Professor of Sustainable Development at Sunway University, academician of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences at the Vatican, and an SDG Advocate for UN Secretary General António Guterres. From 2001-18, Sachs served as Special Advisor to UN Secretaries-General Kofi Annan (2001-7), Ban Ki-moon (2008-16), and António Guterres (2017-18).
Full bio available at: https://www.jeffsachs.org/
Organized by Brooklyn For Peace.
Co-sponsored by Bay Ridge Peace Action, Fort Greene Peace, Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives, Our Common Beliefs, Peace Action New York State, Peace Action of Staten Island, Veterans for Peace--NYC Chapter 34, and World Can't Wait.