Dominican University will present a virtual lecture by world-renowned economist and global leader in sustainable development Jeffrey Sachs on Wednesday, March 3 at 5 p.m. Sachs will discuss his most recent book The Ages of Globalization: Geography, Technology and Institutions. The lecture is free, with a $10 suggested donation, but registration is required at

Sachs is widely considered to be one of the world’s leading experts on economic development, global macroeconomics and the fight against poverty. A senior adviser to the United Nations, Sachs was instrumental to the global organization’s 2015 Sustainable Development Goals and its 2000 Millennium Development Goals. He has served as an economic adviser to governments in Latin America, Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Sachs is co-founder of the Millennium Promise Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending extreme poverty and hunger, and is the director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University.

Co-recipient of the 2015 Blue Planet Prize, the leading global prize for environmental leadership, Sachs has been named twice among Time magazine’s 100 most influential world leaders. He is the author of The End of Poverty (2005), Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet (2008), the Price of Civilization (2011) and several other bestselling books.

This lecture is co-sponsored by Dominican University’s Brennan School of Business and the Siena Center. For more information, contact Rachel Hart-Winter at (708) 524-6607.


About Dominican University

Founded in 1901, Dominican University is a comprehensive, coeducational Catholic institution offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees through the Rosary College of Arts and Sciences, the Borra College of Health Sciences, the Brennan School of Business and the College of Applied Social Sciences. The university also offers a doctoral degree in information studies. U.S. News & World Report ranks Dominican University #10 of all Midwest regional master’s level universities, the best value in the Chicago area and #1 in Illinois for ensuring the social mobility of its graduates.