We are very pleased that Jeffrey Sacks will speak at Arctic Frontiers 2017. Jeffrey David Sachs is an American economist and director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University. He is known as one of the world's leading experts on economic development and the fight against poverty.
Sachs is a Professor of Sustainable Development at Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs and a professor of health policy and management at Columbia's School of Public Health. He is also a special adviser to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon on the Millennium Development Goals and the director of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network. Since 2010 he also served as a commissioner for the Broadband Commission for Digital Development and since 1995, he is also a member of the International Advisory Council of the Center for Social and Economic Research (CASE).
Sachs has authored a range of bestselling books like The End of Poverty (2005), Common Wealth (2008), The Price of Civilization (2011) and The Age of Sustainable Development (2015). In 2004 and 2005 he was ranged as the Time Magazine's "100 Most Influential People in the World" and in 2015 he received the Blue Planet Prize for his contributions to solving global environmental problems.
Arctic Frontiers is arranged 22 - 27 January 2017 in Tromsø, Norway