Symposium to Explore Solutions to Advance Global Health World-renowned economist and author Jeffrey Sachs to serve as keynote speaker

Oct 13, 2015. Leading economist and United Nations adviser Jeffrey D. Sachs will give a keynote address at Northwestern University’s symposium “Global Health Then and Now: Equality, Development and Globalization.”

The Global Health Interdisciplinary Symposium will be held Nov. 19 and 20 at the School of Law, Arthur J. Rubloff Building, 375 East Chicago Ave., Chicago campus.

Scholars, policy experts, non-governmental organizations and health professionals will come together in moderated interdisciplinary panel discussions on a number of topics related to global health. They include global health funding, the role of innovation and social entrepreneurship in global health and the impact of epidemics on human capital.

Sachs, the Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development and Health Policy and Management and director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, as well as Special Adviser to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the Millennium Development Goals, will deliver the keynote address at noon, Thursday, Nov. 19, in Thorne Auditorium at the Law School. Read more