Master Class for doctor honoris causa Jeffrey Sachs

Prof. dr. Jeffrey Sachs will receive the degree of Doctor Honoris Causa (honorary doctorate) for general merit from the University of Antwerp.

Jeff Sachs receives the honorary degree for his exceptional contribution to the globe’s transformation to sustainable development. He used scientific knowledge on sustainable development and a positive spirit to convince political and industrial leaders, local communities and students on practical and feasible ways to end extreme poverty and achieve sustainable development. He excelled in both global governance and in science-based demonstrations at community scale. Illustrative are his positions as Special Advisor to the UN Secretary Generals Kofi Annan and Ban Ki Moon and as Director of the Millennium Villages Project.

Festivities, in honor of Jeff Sachs, will take place on Thursday 29 March 2018.

09.45-12.15

Master Class given by, and in honour of, Jeffrey Sachs

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Aula M.001, Building M, St-Jacobstraat 2, 2000 Antwerp

16.00-17.30

Formal ceremony awarding the honorary doctorates

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@ Aula Rector Dhanis, Kleine Kauwenberg 14, 2000 Antwerp

17.30-19.00

Reception @ Aula Rector Dhanis, Kleine Kauwenberg 14, 2000 Antwerp

 

Programme for the Master Class given by, and in honour of, Jeffrey Sachs 

Aula M.001, Building M, St-Jacobstraat 2, 2000 Antwerp

09.45-10.15

Welcome with coffee and tea

10.15-10.25

The Age of Sustainable Development @ University of Antwerp

by Rector Prof. Herman Van Goethem

10.25-10.45

The Age of Sustainable Development @ Europe

by Prof. Hans Bruyninckx, Director of the European Environment Agency

10.45-11.45

The Age of Sustainable Development @ World

By Prof. Jeffrey Sachs

11.45-12.15

Interactive question & answer session

Moderation: Prof. Hans Bruyninckx

Background info

The "Age of Sustainable Development" (2015), a book written by Prof. Sachs gives an understanding of the challenges and pathways to sustainable development.

To prepare for the Master Class, read the free preview of "The Age of Sustainable Development" 

Or view a free online video course of his book

Go to his bio @ personal website