Civil and Environmental Engineering

The Information Revolution and sustainable development

September 27, 2017

4:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Baker Hall, Adamson Wing Room 136

Join Carnegie Mellon University's Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation and the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department for a seminar by Jeffrey Sachs, Columbia University Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development. Sachs will discuss ways to harness the Information Revolution to improve health, sustainability, and social justice in the U.S. and globally. Refreshments will be provided.


Sachs is a world-renowned professor of economics, leader in sustainable development, senior UN advisor, bestselling author, and syndicated columnist whose monthly newspaper columns appear in more than 100 countries. He is the co-recipient of the 2015 Blue Planet Prize, the leading global prize for environmental leadership. He has twice been named among Time Magazine’s 100 most influential world leaders. He was called by the New York Times, “probably the most important economist in the world,” and by Time Magazine “the world’s best known economist.” A recent survey by The Economist Magazine ranked Professor Sachs as among the world’s three most influential living economists of the past decade.

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