Connections Episode 11
A Planet in the Balance
Mouin Rabbani Interviews Jeffrey D. Sachs
On Monday, 9 August Jadaliyya co-editor Mouin Rabbani spoke with leading economist Jeffrey Sachs about the challenges facing the globe during this pivotal decade. As the world remains mired in the COVID-19 pandemic, the existential dangers of climate change are becoming increasingly clear. This episode of Connections examines the economic dimensions of climate change, the persistence of widespread poverty and inequality, and their inter-relationship.
Connections offers timely and informative interviews on current events and broader policy questions, as well as themes relevant to knowledge production. It combines journalism, analysis, and scholarship.
Jeffrey D. Sachs is a 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 also President of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network and a commissioner of the UN Broadband Commission for Development. He has been advisor to three United Nations Secretaries-General. He spent over twenty years as a professor at Harvard University, He has authored numerous bestseller books. His most recent book is The Ages of Globalization: Geography, Technology, and Institutions (2020). He is currently hosting the podcast “Book Club with Jeffrey Sachs”. Sachs was twice named as one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential world leaders and was ranked by The Economist among the top three most influential living economists.
Mouin Rabbani has published and commented widely on Palestinian affairs, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the contemporary Middle East. He was previously Senior Analyst Middle East and Special Advisor on Israel-Palestine with the International Crisis Group, and head of political affairs with the Office of the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria. He is Co-Editor of Jadaliyya Ezine.
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Connections Podcast Episode 2: The Politics of Holy Cities with Mick Dumper and Maha Samman
Connections Podcast Episode 3: Apartheid Israel with Norman Finkelstein
Connections Podcast Episode 4: Israel-Palestine: A Turning Point? with Nathan Thrall
Connections Podcast Episode 5: Investigating Israel with Lori Allen
Connections Podcast Episode 6: The US Congress, Israel, and the Palestinians with Lara Friedman
Connections Podcast Episode 7: Palestine at the Crossroads with Hanan Ashrawi
Connections Podcast Episode 8: Europe and the Arab-Israeli Conflict with Anders Persson and Diana Buttu
Connections Podcast Episode 9: Lebanon in Crisis with Nadya Sbaiti
Connections Episode 10: Crisis in Tunisia with Houda Mzioudet