Earth Institute: building new collaborations

19 October 2009


On Tuesday 20 October, the 21st Century School will host a delegation of researchers from the Earth Institute, part of Columbia University. The delegation, led by the world renowned economist Professor Jeffrey Sachs, will take part in a full day of discussions with 21st Century School researchers and directors, as well as other senior Oxford academics.

The aim of the discussions is to build new opportunities for collaboration by bringing together some of the world’s leading scholars on development issues with those involved with health, social change and the climate sciences. In creating a full day of discussions among these scholars, a key aim will be to share lessons on how the two different institutions (Columbia University/Earth Institute and Oxford University/21st Century School) undertake interdisciplinary work on global challenges.

The visit will culminate in a public lecture by Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Professor of Sustainable Development at Columbia University and Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, on the subject of 'Repairing Economic Governance'.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Unfortunately, pre-registration is now full, although some tickets will be available at the door. Please arrive early as these tickets will be released on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, please see our events page.

The Earth Institute was founded in 1995, with the aim of finding solutions to the many complex issues facing our planet. The Institute focuses particularly on sustainable development and poverty, supporting pioneering projects in the biological, engineering, social, health, and interdisciplinary sciences to meet these important goals.

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