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UNAIDS and CSD endorse creation of 2 million CHWs in support of 90-90-90

by |February 17th, 2017

On February 9, 2017, UNAIDS, the Center for Sustainable Development (CSD) at the Earth Institute, Columbia University, and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg co-hosted an expert consultation at Columbia University to advance 90-90-90 and Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3. The 90-90-90 agenda was launched by UNAIDS in 2014 to end the AIDS epidemic. The concept… read more

Trump and the Doomsday Clock

by |February 12th, 2017

As featured in the Boston Globe | February 12, 2017 The most chilling concern about Donald Trump is the worldwide fear that he puts our very survival at risk. This is not loose talk or partisanship. It was recently expressed by the most thoughtful experts who monitor the risks to our survival: The Science and Security… read more

Categories: Climate Policy, Economy
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Donald Trump’s Dangerous China Illusions

by |February 5th, 2017

As featured in the Boston Globe | February 5, 2017 Today’s China offers a rude awakening for Americans who believe that the United States and the United States alone should dominate world power. Donald Trump seems to count himself among these neoconservatives, and China is their deepest phobia today. Trump is following a game plan that… read more

Categories: Economy

Why Millennials Will Reject Trump

by |February 2nd, 2017

As featured on Project Syndicate | February 2, 2017 NEW YORK – The key political divide in the United States is not between parties or states; it is between generations. The millennial generation (those aged 18-35) voted heavily against Donald Trump and will form the backbone of resistance to his policies. Older Americans are divided, but Trump’s… read more

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The Balance Sheet on ‘America First’

by |January 29th, 2017

As featured in the Boston Globe | January 29, 2017 President Donald Trump believes an “America First” foreign policy would save Americans income and jobs and would help rebuild the country. Putting aside the moral and diplomatic dangers in Trump’s brazen assertion of American self-interest above global well-being, there is one economic truth in Trump’s… read more

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The Shifting Global Landscape

by |January 22nd, 2017

As featured in the Boston Globe | January 22, 2017 In “The Wealth of Nations,” published in 1776, Adam Smith described the early events of globalization that commenced with Christopher Columbus’s discovery of the sea route from Europe to the Americas in 1492, and Vasco da Gama’s voyage from Europe to India in 1498. “The… read more

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US Foreign Policy — From Primacy to Global Problem Solving

by |January 15th, 2017

As featured in the Boston Globe | January 15, 2017 Not for decades has American foreign policy been as uncertain and contested as it is today. At the start of the Trump administration, the challenges of foreign policy are of fundamental significance for US national security, and for global peace and prosperity. Today I’m inaugurating… read more

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Official Launch of the Jeffrey Sachs Center on Sustainable Development

by |December 13th, 2016

On December 9, 2016 the Jeffrey Sachs Center on Sustainable Development (JSC) officially launched in Sunway City, Malaysia. This Center is the first of its kind in Asia, and aims to promote sustainable development initiatives in Malaysia and in Asia. At the launching, Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak, praised the Center for supporting the… read more

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Restoring Civic Virtue in America

by |December 5th, 2016

As featured in the Boston Globe | December 4, 2016 The direst threat American society faces today is the collapse of civic virtue. By that, I mean the honesty and trust that enables the country to function as a decent, forward-looking, optimistic nation. The defining characteristic of the 2016 Presidential election is that neither candidate… read more

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The End of AIDS

by |December 2nd, 2016

As featured in Project Syndicate | November 29, 2016 The AIDS pandemic claimed around 36 million lives between 1981 and 2016, and a similar number around the world currently live with the HIV virus. Some 1.2 million people died of AIDS last year, and another 1.8 million were infected. Those statistics are daunting, but the startling… read more

Categories: Global Health, HIV/AIDS