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“An End to Poverty?”

General Programming

dateNovember 9, 2005 timeWednesday, 6:15pm EST location Lerner Hall, Roone Arledge Cinema, Columbia University
  • No registration necessary
  • Free and open to the public
  • First come, first seated

Some of the greatest economists and social theorists in the world will discuss one of the most pressing questions in the world: Can we and how can we end world poverty? Jeffrey Sachs, Amartya Sen, Gareth Stedman Jones, Emma Rothschild, Eric Foner, and Joseph Stiglitz will speak. No tickets or reservations necessary. Seating, which is first come first served, is limited. Doors will open at 5:30pm. In the event that the auditorium is filled, this event will be simulcast in Altschul Auditorium on the 4th floor of The International Affairs Building.

  • Jeffrey Sachs Director of The Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, and Professor of Health Policy and Management Columbia University
  • Amartya Sen Thomas W. Lamont University Professor Harvard University
  • Gareth Stedman Jones Professor of Political Science University of Cambridge
  • Emma Rothschild Jeremy and Jane Knowles Professor of History, Director of the Joint Center for History and Economics Harvard University
  • Eric Foner DeWitt Clinton Professor of History Columbia University
  • Joseph E. Stiglitz University Professor Columbia University