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The inaugural Curtin Sustainability Lecture and Showcase

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Professor Deborah Terry, Vice-Chancellor, Curtin University, has pleasure in inviting you to the inaugural Curtin Sustainability Lecture and Showcase. Watch this lecture live via Livestream.

Event details

Jeffrey Sachs will discuss the new age of sustainable development on 19 May at Government House.

Monday 19 May 2014
2 pm - Sustainability Lecture, 4 pm - Sustainable Showcase and afternoon tea

The age of sustainable development – a lecture by Professor Jeffrey Sachs

Humanity has entered a new era of both risk and possibility. Extreme poverty has halved since 1990 and the IT revolution continues to change how we think and interact. Yet social inequalities are soaring, the environment is under growing stress and leaders remain unable or unwilling to adapt. As humanity stretches Earth’s capacities, how can we achieve economic growth that is both environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive?

Join Jeffrey Sachs, professor of economics, leader in sustainable development, senior UN advisor and bestselling author, as he discusses the new age of sustainable development and how the world can move forward on a sustainable development path.

About the speakerA photo of Jeffrey Sachs

Jeffrey Sachs is a world-renowned professor of economics, leader in sustainable development, senior UN advisor, bestselling author, and syndicated columnist whose monthly newspaper columns appear in more than 100 countries. He has twice been named among Time Magazine’s 100 most influential world leaders. Professor Sachs serves as Director of The Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University. Professor Sachs is widely considered to be one of the world’s leading experts on economic development and the fight against poverty.

The Curtin Sustainable Showcase

The field of sustainable development has become an integral part of scientific, business, community and political activity across the world. Curtin University invests in high quality research in sustainable development to generate outputs that have relevant and significant impact on communities locally, nationally and globally. The inaugural Curtin Sustainable Showcase will demonstrate the achievements of the University’s most innovative, applied and timely endeavours in sustainable development research.

Watch the event live

While this event has now sold out, you don’t have to miss out! You can watch this event live via Livestream.


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  1. Jodie Hammond says:

    Hello there 🙂

    My name is Jodie Hammond and I am a second year Curtin Business Student majoring in Event Management and I was hoping to get in contact with the person running this event.

    If you could please forward my details on to the appropriate party or send me their contact info that would be greatly appreciated.

    Kind Regards
    Jodie Hammond

  2. Rhonda Kerr says:

    Brilliant speech. The data compels us to accept Prof Sachs challenge to support the Sustainable Development Goals to be voted on by UN member in September of 2015. Prof Sachs identified that “achieving sustainable development will be the great challenge of the coming generation.” The network of scholars across disciplines and universities meeting to work towards the sustainable development goals is one of the most breathtakingly stimulating invitations we can receive. Changing the dialogue with our fellow citizens so that we “promote a debate that is around facts not fear” to engage the people and persuade governments of the solutions is precisely what our world needs.

    The Inaugural Sustainability Lecture demonstrates Curtin’s firm foothold on leadership and the future.

  3. Khan A Rahman says:

    Sustainable price and increasing growth rates issue are important for developing and developed country. I do not find anything new in Jeffery Sachs research.


    Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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