Selected Speeches & Presentations

2010

"America's Economic Crisis - Where Do We Go From Here? Columbia University Student Lecture. 23 November 2010. [Download in PPT]

2009

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearings on
"The Case for Reform: Foreign Aid and Development in a New Era", 22 July 2009
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"Achieving Global Cooperation on Economic Recovery and Long-Term Sustainable Development" Asian Development Bank Distinguished Speakers Program, 7 January 2009
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2008

"Elite Education, Advanced Research and Innovation - Europe and the US in the Face of Challenges from the 'New World'" 8th Haniel Lecture, Duisburg, Germany, November 13, 2008
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Millennium Villages University Consortium Meeting Attendees:
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An interview with the Brown Journal of World Affairs, April 30, 2008
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"Paths to Peace Through Compassion, Cooperation and Sustainable Development" Soka Gakkai International Culture Center in New York, January 24, 2008
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2007

First Max Havelaar Lecture: Development is a Practical Challenge, October 31, 2007
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2007 Cardozo International Advocate for Peace Award: Acceptance Speech, 17 October 2007
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Speech at Hertie School of Governance, March 2, 2007
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An interview with Open House Book, February 25, 2007
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"The South Asian Story of Development: Opportunities and Risks - The role of the business community" SARRC Business Conference, February 18, 2007, via VC to Mumbai
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Speech at Monash University, February 7, 2007
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2006

Keynote Address, Rotary International Annual Convention, Copenhagen, Denmark, June 14, 2006.
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"The Challenge of Sustainable Development in Latin America," Lecture Series of the Americas, Organization of American States, March 14, 2006.
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"The Politics of Global Climate Change," Zucker Fellow's Public Lecture, Yale University, February 27, 2006.
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2005

"Ending Poverty: How Universities Can Help," 2005 Aspen Symposium, Aspen, Colorado, September 26, 2005.
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"Challenges of Sustainable Development," Athens, Greece, May 19, 2005.
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"Poverty Reduction in the Islamic World," Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March 8, 2005.
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"Getting Serious about Development Assistance," Center for Global Development, Washington, D.C., March 2, 2005.
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"The Business Community and the Millennium Development Goals," International Policy Forum, Berlin, February 10, 2005.
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2004

"Statement to the African Leaders at the Closed Session of Nepad," African Union Summit, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, July 7, 2004.
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Speech at the Presidential-Level Forum on "Innovative Approaches to Meeting the Hunger MDG in Africa," Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, July 5, 2004.
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"Millennium Development Goals: Reality and Prospects," Bangladesh Economic Association Conference, Dhaka, Bangladesh, June 29, 2004.
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"Stages of Economic Development," Speech at the Chinese Academy of Arts and Sciences, Beijing, China, June 19, 2004.
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"Welcoming Address at the State of the Planet 2004," Columbia University, New York, March 29, 2004.
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"Concrete Measures for Advancing the Millennium Development Goals," Conference on Borderless Giving, San Francisco, CA, March 4, 2004.
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"Meeting the Hunger Millennium Development Goal," Coromandel Lecture, New Delhi, India, February 5, 2004.
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“Sustainable Energy Systems for the 21st Century,” Keynote Address at the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit 2004, February 5, 2004.
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“Ensuring India’s Sustainable Development,” Inaugural Address at the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit 2004, February 4, 2004
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"Analytical Deliberation on Sustainable Development," Speech at the New York State Bar Association, January 30th, 2004.
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2003

"Lessons for Brazil from China's Success," Speech in São Paulo, November 5, 2003.
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"Achieving the Millennium Development Goals: Health in the Developing World," Speech at the Second Global Consultation of the Commission on Macroeconomics and Health, Geneva, October 29, 2003
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"The Millennium Compact and the End of Hunger," speech at the World Food Prize Symposium, Des Moines, October 16 2003.
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"Ending Global Poverty," speech at the Hilton Foundation Conference, New York, September 24, 2003.
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"Managing Global-Scale Risks," Speech to XL Capital in Montreax, Switzerland, Sept 4 2003
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"Visiting Global Policies for Sustainable Development: A Transatlantic Dialogue," Alliance Conference, Paris, May 26, 2003.
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"Winning the Fight Against Disease," speech at the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Conference 2003, Washington DC, April 2003
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"Economic Reforms in Emerging Economies," Lecture at the Centre for Banking Studies, Central Bank of Sri Lanka Occasional Paper No. 46, 14 January 2003.
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2000

HIV Non-Intervention: a Costly Option / A New Framework for Globalization, Durban, July 13, 2000
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1998

"Globalization and the Rule of Law," Lecture at the Yale Law School, October 15, 1998.
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1996

"Achieving Rapid Growth: The Road Ahead for Egypt," Distinguished Lecture Series 3, published by The Egyptian Center for Economic Studies, 1996. Click here to order this piece from ECES.
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1991

The Frank E. Seidman Distinguished Award in Political Economy, February 15, 1991
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1989

"Poland Economic Reform Plan," Jeffrey Sachs and David Lipton, August 1989 (delivered to the Solidarity movement)
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0000

"Our Common Humanity in the Information Age" UN Global Alliance for ICT and Development, November 2006
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