12:00 pm EDT - 12:00 pm EDT

Past Event

Common Wealth: Economic Possibilities for a Crowded Planet

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

12:00 pm - 12:00 pm EDT

The Brookings Institution
Falk Auditorium

1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC

On April 22, Global Economy and Development at Brookings hosted a luncheon discussion with Dr. Jeff Sachs and distinguished panelists. The conversation centered on how global leaders and a new U.S. administration might utilize new approaches to resolve some of the globe’s most pressing problems, including environment and climate change, population growth, extreme poverty and global governance.

Dr. Sachs, Special Advisor to the UN Secretary-General and Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, was the keynote speaker and shared ideas from his latest book, “Common Wealth: Economic Possibilities for a Crowded Planet.” On the panel, he was joined by Lael Brainard, Vice President and Director, Global Economy and Development, Brookings; Obiageli “Oby” Ezekwesili, Vice President of the Africa Region, World Bank; and Phil Sharp, President, Resources for the Future. Bob Davis, International Economics Correspondent at The Wall Street Journal, moderated.