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

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November 29, 2017, 11:15 - 13:00


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) [Map Link]

Prof. Jeffery Sachs

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.


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

Lecturer: 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

Short biography

Jeffrey D. Sachs
University Professor at Columbia University
Director of the Center for Sustainable Development, Columbia University
Special Advisor to UN Secretary-General on the Sustainable Development Goals
Director of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network
Co-Recipient of the 2015 Blue Planet Prize; the leading global prize for environmental leadership
Twice Named among “Time Magazine’s 100 most influential world leaders”
Author of “The End of Poverty (2005)”, “The Age of Sustainable Development (2015)” and many others


Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Sophia University


English/Japanese (Translation provided)




300 people
*We will stop accepting applications once all the seats are filled.


This seminar will be video-recorded and may be broadcasted on JICA’s website. If you choose to participate in a discussion, you are presumed to consent to the use of your comments in these recordings.

The application for the students and faculty members of Sophia University

The application for the students and faculty members of Sophia University is as follows;


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



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