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LectureHop: Take That JSachs

In the battle between brains and brawn, Bwog’s been choosing brains a lot lately (mostly because we’re too lazy to hit the gym). Today is no exception. Read on as Bwog’s economic rivalries expert Zach Kagan reports on William Easterly’s critique of Jeff Sachs. The audience of William Easterly’s talk on Friday was looking forward to […]

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Sachs, East African Leaders Talk Drylands

Peter Sterne saw Jeff Sachs IN REAL LIFE! His report from the World Leaders Forum follows. Yesterday evening, Jeffrey Sachs hosted a panel discussion with an assortment of East African leaders. Despite not knowing exactly who would be on the panel, over 400 undergraduates, grad students, and honored guests crowded into the Low Library Rotunda […]

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LectureHop: Mean Green Finance Machines

Grant D’Avino explains everything you will ever need to know about green energy. Thanks, Grant! Financiers, environmentalists, and concerned citizens packed into Faculty House on Thursday night for “Innovative Methods of Green Energy Finance”, a panel discussion sponsored by the Earth Institute. Steven Cohen, Executive Director of the Earth Institute, opened discussion with a simple […]

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AltSpec: Let’s Play a Game

Match the quote to the speaker.  To give you a break from problem sets, it should be pretty easy, but answers after the jump anyway.  Good luck! Quotes Speakers “[I]t was like a national day of protest.  There was a counterculture dimension to it.” Roberta Balstad, Center for Research on Environmental Decisions “…hardly principles on […]

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Jeffrey Sachs Is Everywhere!

 – Photo via The Earth Institute It’s not uncommon to see Columbia’s celebrity economist in the news, but three times in one day? First, “the noted economist” tell the Press Trust of India (India’s AP) that India needs to spend more money stimulating the economy to ensure a quick recovery. Sounds kinda like what a […]

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LectureHop: Progress and Challenges in the Millennium Villages

Bwog Lecture Hop Editor Pierce Stanley attended this evening’s Jeffrey Sachs-sponsored Progress and Challenges in the Millennium Villages lecture. Miller Theater served as a welcome refuge from the torrential downpour levied today on Morningside Heights. This afternoon, a slew of students packed into the theater to hear a report from Earth Institute Director/Professor to the […]

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