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The Faculty of Environment is proud to welcome world-renowned professor of economics Dr. Jeffrey D. Sachs as the 2017 TD Walter Bean Visiting Professor.
Widely considered one of the greatest minds in international economic and sustainable development, Jeffrey Sachs has advised dozens of heads of state on economic strategy, written six book, including three best sellers, and has received a host of awards and honors for his work on ending poverty and hunger, overcoming macroeconomic instability and promoting sustainable development. He is Director of both the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network and the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University’s Earth Institute.
Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals: Identifying Critical Steps for Canadian Impact
Tuesday, March 28th
11:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.
Fed Hall, University of Waterloo
Dr. Jeffrey Sachs and his wife Dr. Sonia Ehrlich Sachs will serve as discussants on a public panel talk moderated by Associate Vice President, International, Ian Rowlands on the challenges associated with implementing the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals.
- Jatin Nathwani, Ontario research Chair in Public Policy and Sustainable Energy, professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering and Executive Director of the Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy
- Susan Elliott, professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management and Principal Investigator for GLOWING – the Global Index of Wellbeing initiative
- Larry Swatuk, associate professor at the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development and Research Fellow of both the Balsillie School of International Affairs and the Water Institute
- Jennifer Clapp, Canada Research Chair in Global Food Security and Sustainability and professor in the School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability
Complimentary parking in Lot R
Rising Nationalism versus Global Cooperation for Sustainable Development
Tuesday, March 28th
5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.
Humanities Theatre, Hagey Hall
University of Waterloo
In the era of Brexit, border walls and immigration bans, how does the world come together to achieve Sustainable Development Goals like protecting the environment, eradicating poverty, and providing access to clean water, education and decent work for all? In this provocative talk, Dr. Sachs will explore the dynamic tension between the current rise of nationalism and the pressing social and environmental issues facing the planet today.
Complimentary parking in Lot HV
Note: These are both free public events, however registration is required as space is limited. Please RSVP by Friday, March 24.