Jeff Sachs is on the line this week! The famed economist and anti-poverty activist discusses his up-bringing in turbulent Detroit, why he gravitated towards economics in college, his experience helping countries transition from communism to market economies, and how he become devoted to global health and development.
We recorded the conversation at the 500 day mark until the Millennium Development Goals are due. These are set of eight international development targets agreed to in 2000 that countries around the word committed to acheive by 2015. At the top of the interview, Jeff Sachs discusses how the MDGs were a game changer for the international community. It’s a great conversation. Have a listen! (And if you like what you hear, subscribe on iTunes.)
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Kevin Jon Heller discusses the International Criminal Court’s Palestine Problem
Episode 28: Nancy Birsdall, founder of the Center for Global Development
The WHO explains Why this Ebola Outbreak is So Hard to Contain
Episode 27: Daniel Drezner, counter-intuitive wonk
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Episode 25: Helene Gayle, CEO of CARE, USA. Long-time AIDS-Fighter
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Episode 24: Joseph Cirincione, Nuclear Policy Wonk
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Episode 23: Live from the UN 2014 (Volume 2); A special edition with a slew of UN officials.
Episode 23: Jillian York, Digital Free Speech defender
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Episode 22: Live from the UN, 2014 (Vol 1); A special edition, featuring the President of the General Assembly, the UN Ambassadors from Vietnam and Jamaica, the head of the UN Association, and more!
The UN’s View of the Iraq Crisis
Episode 21: Thomas Pickering, former Ambassador to the UN, Israel, Jordan, Russia, India and more.
Episode 20: Jessica Tuchman Matthews, foreign policy trendsetter
Egypt After the Counter Revolution
Episode 19: Louise Arbour, human rights pioneer.
What Obama Left Out of His Big Foreign Policy Speech
Episode 18: Zalmay Khalizad, former US Ambassador to Afghanistan, Iraq and the UN.
Why Libya is Suddenly on the Verge of a Civil War
Episode 17: Gov Bill Richardson, he frees hostages.
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Episode 16: Carolyn Miles, CEO of Save the Children
Episode: 15 Laura Turner Seydel, philanthropist
Episode 14: Douglas Ollivant, Iraq expert
Episode 13: Gary Bass, historian
Episode 12: Mark Montgomery, demographer
Episode 11: Kenneth Roth, Human Rights Watcher
Episode 10: Live from the UN, Volume 2.
Episode 9: Mia Farrow, humanitarian activist and Goodwill Ambassador
Episode 8: Suzanne Nossel, Big Thinker
Episode 7: Live from the UN, Volume 1.
Episode 6: PJ Crowley, former State Department Spokesperson
Episode 5: Octavia Nasr, reporter
Episode 4: Arsalan Iftikhar, “The Muslim Guy”
Episode 3: Dodge Billingsley, filmmaker.
Episode 2: Laura Seay, @TexasinAfrica
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