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Book Club with Jeffrey Sachs

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The Book Club with Jeffrey Sachs is a free global forum to discuss outstanding, recently-published work that examines the most important topics for humanity.

Hosted by Columbia University Professor Jeffrey Sachs, the eminent thought-leader in economics and sustainable development, the Book Club features monthly interviews with renowned authors about their groundbreaking work in sustainability, economics, history, social justice, and more.

Members of the Book Club will have access to these live conversations, as well as book excerpts, supplementary resources, and a discussion forum where they can communicate with peers from around the world.

The Book Club welcomes policy professionals, practitioners, advanced undergraduates and graduate students, and all readers interested in engaging in these thoughtful and inspiring conversations.

The Book Club with Jeffrey Sachs is an initiative of the SDG Academy, the flagship educational initiative of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN).


January: Martin J. Sherwin, Gambling with Armageddon

February: Richard Rothstein, The Color of Law

March: Rashid Khalidi, The Hundred Years' War on Palestine

April : Mariana Mazzucato, Mission Economy: A Moonshot Guide to Changing Capitalism

May: Robert Lustig, Metabolical

June: Patricia Sullivan, Justice Rising

July: Rick Perlstein, Reaganland

August: Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Not "a Nation of Immigrants"

September: Eric Foner, The Second Founding

October: Corey Robin, The Reactionary Mind

November: Keisha N. Blain, Until I Am Free

December: Heather Cox Richardson, How the South Won the Civil War: Oligarchy, Democracy, and the Continuing Fight for the Soul of America

Additional books to be featured:

Peter H. Lindert, Making Social Spending Work

Taught by

Jeffrey D. Sachs


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  • Anonymous
    Really looking forward to hearing from Dr. Sachs and these influential authors! Particularly looking forward to the Martin Sherwin, Rashid Khalidi, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, and Rick Perlstein sessions. Great names on this book club line up!!

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