Jeffrey Sachs

Tuesday, October 11, 2011, 8:00 pm
Venue: Herbst Theatre

Series: Cultural Studies

Jeffrey D. Sachs is widely considered to be the leading international economic advisor of his generation.  For more than 20 years Professor Sachs has been in the forefront of addressing the challenges of economic development, poverty alleviation, and enlightened globalization. As Director of the Earth Institute, Sachs leads large-scale efforts to promote the mitigation of human-induced climate change.  Internationally renowned for his work with governments all over the world, Sachs is a special advisor to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.  He is author of hundreds of scholarly articles and many books, including the New York Times bestsellers Common Wealth and The End of Poverty.  In his newest book, The Price of Civilization, Sachs investigates the inadequacy of American-style capitalism in confronting modern challenges and offers an ambitious plan for renewal.

Roy Eisenhardt practiced law for twelve years in San Francisco and ha taught at UC Berkeley’s Boalt Hall School of Law. He was President of the Oakland Athletics and served as the Executive Director for the California Academy of Sciences. Some of his numerous interviews for City Arts & Lectures include Stephen King, Gene Wilder, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Desmond Tutu, David Remnick and Isabella Rosselini.