On Friday, Nov. 10, Dr. Jeffrey Sachs, a leading international economist and renowned humanitarian and advocate for the world’s most impoverished, visited UNC and Duke to give a lecture and speak with the student body. Dr. Sachs spoke on behalf of the Millennium Village Project, a project that has shaped a village model through which impoverished countries can achieve the Millennium Development Goals by 2015. The effort to sponsor a Millennium Village, by students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Duke University, and Bennett College represents the first ever student-led coalition to finance a village. He spoke at UNC’s Memorial hall in support of this effort, from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. At 12:15 p.m. he addressed student groups in the Pit. He then spoke at Duke University’s Page Hall from 1:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m.
A simplified itinerary may be found below:
9:00am-10:00am Meet and Greet Sachs – Graham Memorial
11:00am-12:00pm Sachs’ Speech at UNC’s Memorial Hall
12:15pm-12:45pm Sachs at UNC Student Rally at UNC’s Pit
1:30pm-2:30pm Sachs’ Speech at Duke’s Page Hall
This event was free and open to all members of the community.
For more information regarding Jeffrey Sachs, please read the PDF biography.
The podcast of this event is now available!
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Click the icon on the right to download the video of Sach’s Speech at UNC-Chapel Hill.