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Public Seminar “Transforming our world, Discussion with Professor Jeffrey Sachs”

Organizer: Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Sophia University

The world is changing rapidly as the progress of globalization, the advancement of science and technology such as AI, disasters, terror attacks, conflicts, and rising nationalism.
Under these circumstances, the 2030 Agenda: Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was adopted by the United Nations. The aim of the SDGs is to eradicate poverty, protect the global environment, and realize the economic development, and it emphasizes that the broad range of participants including governments of both developed and developing countries, civil societies, business, academia and other diverse stakeholders are the main actors for achieving these goals.
In this seminar, we invite Prof. Jeffrey Sachs, who is an authority of the SDGs, and discuss what the youths can do for achieving SDGs.

November 29, 2017, 11:15 - 13:00 (Door Open 11:00)

Sophia University, Yotsuya Campus, Bldg. No. 6 (Sophia tower) Floor 3, Room 307
7-1 Kioi-cho,Chiyoda-ku,Tokyo,102-8554 (about 5 minutes’ walk from JR/Tokyo Metro Yotsuya station)

11:15 -13:00 “Transforming our world, discussion with Professor Jeffrey Sachs”

・Prof. Jeffery Sachs, University Professor at Columbia University
Opening Remarks:
・Dr. Shinichi Kitaoka, JICA President
・Dr. Yoshiaki Terumichi, President of Sophia University
Moderator: ・Prof. Tsuyoshi Sunohara, Professor by Special Appointment of Sophia University

Language: English/Japanese (Translation provided)
Fee and Capacity: Free, 300 people

Registration (The students of Sophia University)

Registration (General people)


Japan International Cooperation Agency (Y. Okazaki, A. Ichigi)

Jeffrey D. Sachs


University Professor at Columbia University.
Special Advisor to UN Secretary-General on the Sustainable Development Goals.
Author of “The End of Poverty (2005)”, “The Age of Sustainable Development (2015)” and many others.
*His biography is available from


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