10:00-11:00, Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Jeffrey D. Sachs
Director of the Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development
and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University
"Abenomics", the term coined for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's economic program, put Japan in the global spotlight over the past six months as it took Nikkei up over 80% and made the dollar soar over 100 yen. But can all these be sustainable? And what does the Abe government need to include in its growth strategy, the critical "third arrow" of benomics that is expected in mid-June?
For thoughts on this, and other critical global economic issues, we have the opportunity to hear from world-renown economist Jeffrey Sachs on June 4.
Professor Sachs has twice been named among Time Magazine's 100 most influential people in the world, and is Special Adviser to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as well as the former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan.
Professor Sachs will discuss the prospects for Abenomics and the roles of Japan in the world economy and in Africa and its changing role vis-a-vis the US, Europe and the rest of Asia. He will also discuss Japan's potential role in the new global agenda of sustainable development.
Professor Sachs is widely considered to be one of the world's leading experts on economic development and the fight against poverty. He currently serves as the Director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University. He has authored three New York Times bestsellers in the past seven years: The End of Poverty (2005), Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet (2008), and The Price of Civilization (2011).