India in the Age of Sustainable Development
with Professor Jeffrey Sachs

Date: July 3, 2014 (6-9 PM)
Venue: Multipurpose Hall, India International Centre (IIC)
40, Max Mueller Marg, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi, 110003

India has entered a new era of both risk and possibility. Since 1991, extreme poverty has significantly decreased, GDP has grown at high rates, and the IT revolution continues to change how Indians think and interact. Yet social inequalities are soaring, the environment is still under great and growing stress, and global negotiations and governance have not properly addressed these dangerous constraints. As Earth’s capacities are stretched, how can India achieve economic growth that is both environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive? Join Jeffrey Sachs, senior UN advisor and Professor at Columbia University, for a lecture that discusses India’s crucial role in achieving sustainable development. This event is presented by The Columbia Global Centers | South Asia (Mumbai) in partnership with the Columbia Alumni Association and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN).

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Jeffrey Sachs HeadshotProfessor Jeffrey D. Sachs serves as the Director of The Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University. He is Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the Millennium Development Goals, and held the same position under former Secretary-General Kofi Annan. He is Director of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, as well as co-founder and director of the Millennium Villages Project. Sachs is also one of the Secretary-General’s MDG Advocates, and a Commissioner of the ITU/UNESCO Broadband Commission for Development. He has authored three New York Times bestsellers in the past seven years: The End of Poverty, Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet, and The Price of Civilization. His most recent book is To Move the World: JFK’s Quest for Peace.