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Reclaiming America's Democracy - A conversation with Jeffrey Sachs

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 7:00pm

Alice Statler Auditorium
7 East Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA

Renowned economist Jeffrey Sachs, who serves as a special adviser to United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on sustainable development goals, will present a lecture, “Reclaiming America’s Democracy,” on Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. in Statler Auditorium, Statler Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

The lecture will focus on the importance of civic engagement in the American context and its implications for sustainable global development.

The Sachs lecture will be preceded and followed by voter registration organized by the bipartisan Vote Everywhere coalition and Cornell student organizations. Tabling begins at 5:30pm.

Sachs is University Professor at Columbia University and directs Columbia’s Center for Sustainable Development. Sachs previously advised U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan and has twice been named to Time magazine’s 100 most influential world leaders.

Event Type

Author Appearance, Lecture, Special Event

Departments

Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, CALS Communications, Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, College of Arts & Sciences, Government, Economics, Africana Studies and Research Center, Department of Development Sociology (DSOC)

Tags

Sustainability, economics, government, africal, dsoc, polson, Einaudi Center

Hashtag

#reclaimdemocracy

Contact E-Mail

ce225@cornell.edu

Contact Name

Christian Elliott

Contact Phone

607-255-1682

Speaker

Jeffrey Sachs

Speaker Affiliation

Columbia University

Registration Status

registration not required

Open To

all

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Anna Sattler

Anna Sattler left a positive review 9/12/2018

A stirring speech which urged young Americans to become engaged in their civic societies lest they deteriorate past the point of recognition. Although a bit dystopian, Sachs is sincere and adamant in his plea.