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In this episode of The Source, we talk with world-renowned economist and best-selling author Jeffrey D. Sachs. First, we take a look at Jeffrey Sachs’ 2014 book on John F. Kennedy titled “To Move the World: JFK’s Quest for Peace” and examine the lessons we can learn from it to achieve peace in Ukraine. We then talk about the various theories that have emerged since the Nord Stream pipeline bombing and which one is most plausible a year later. We also take a look at recent international political developments in the U.S. and Europe when it comes to supporting Ukraine. We examine the significance of recent remarks by German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock, calling Chinese President Xi Jinping a “dictator.” We conclude the interview by discussing the path that should be taken on the international stage to ensure that humanity moves forward in the 21st century with peace, harmony and security.
Jeffrey D. Sachs is University Professor and Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University, where he directed the Earth Institute from 2002 until 2016. He is President of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, Co-Chair of the Council of Engineers for the Energy Transition, Commissioner of the UN Broadband Commission for Development, academician of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences at the Vatican, and Tan Sri Jeffrey Cheah Honorary Distinguished Professor at Sunway University. He has been Special Advisor to three United Nations Secretaries-General, and currently serves as an SDG Advocat under Secretary General António Guterres. He spent over twenty years as a professor at Harvard University, where he received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees. Sachs has received 41 honorary doctorates, and his recent awards include the 2022 Tang Prize in Sustainable Development, the Legion of Honor by decree of the President of the Republic of France, and the Order of the Cross from the President of Estonia. His most recent books are The Ages of Globalization: Geography, Technology, and Institutions (2020) and Ethics in Action for Sustainable Development (2022).
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