The 2013 Arnold C. Harberger Distinguished Lecture

Featuring Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Earth Institute, Professor of Sustainable Development and of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University

Thursday, April 25, 2013
5:00 PM
Korn Convocation Hall, UCLA Anderson School of Management



JEFFREY D. SACHS is the Director of The Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University. He is Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the Millennium Development Goals, having held the same position under former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. He is co-founder and Chief Strategist of Millennium Promise Alliance, and is director of the Millennium Villages Project. 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).

Professor Sachs is widely considered to be the world’s leading expert on economic development and the fight against poverty.  His work on ending poverty, promoting economic growth, fighting hunger and disease, and promoting sustainable environmental practices, has taken him to more than 125 countries with more than 90 percent of the world’s population.  For more than a quarter century he has advised dozens of heads of state and governments on economic strategy, in the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.

Sachs is the recipient of many awards and honors and has received more than 20 honorary degrees. His syndicated newspaper column appears in more than 80 countries around the world, and he is a frequent contributor to major publications such as the Financial Times of London, the International Herald Tribune, Scientific American, and Time magazine. A recent survey by The Economist Magazine ranked Professor Sachs as among the world’s three most influential living economists of the past decade.
Prior to joining Columbia, Sachs spent over twenty years at Harvard University, most recently as Director of the Center for International Development and the Galen L. Stone Professor of International Trade.


Admission for this event is free, however registration is required.  Registration will open on March 8th on the Burkle Center website.


Parking will be available in Lots 4 and 5 (disabled only). Enter on Westwood Plaza from Sunset Boulevard. Pay-by-Space parking spaces are available and all day parking passes for $ 11, cash or credit.  For a parking and venue map, please click here.


• Arrive early, doors open at 4:30 pm
• Parking is available in Lots 4 and 5 (disabled only), $11.
• Admission will be handled on a first available basis
• No bulky video equipment or flash photography permitted
• No food or beverages permitted inside Korn Convocation Hall
• All vacant seats will be filled at 4:50 pm
• Details for this event are subject to change.
• Please check our website for last minute details prior to the event.


In sponsoring the Arnold C. Harberger Distinguished Lecture Series, the Burkle Center for International Relations celebrates Harberger as an eminent scholar and teacher. The lectures provide a special forum for outstanding students of international economics and policy to present their thoughts and research on issues like those that Harberger himself has addressed. Arnold Harberger's pioneering studies on taxation, development, cost benefit analysis, and trade policy have marked him as an economist with incredible breadth, from theory to policy, from the United States to developing countries. Past speakers in the lecture series have included Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Laureate and professor at Columbia University, and New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, and most recently Nobel Laureate and Professor of Economics Michael Spence.