Does the current global economic system face a sustainability crisis? Jeffrey Sachs, special advisor to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon on the Millennium Development Goals, thinks it does. He argues for a new economic paradigm – global, inclusive, cooperative, environmentally aware, and science-based – to confront the realities of a crowded and rapidly integrating planet. Exploring the likelihood of a worldwide economic collapse of unprecedented severity, he poses the provocative question: how long before the world must face the consequences of globalization?
The event is presented as part of "The Road to 2008: American Leadership in an Uncertain World." This 2007-2008 Chicago and the World Forum continues with a seven-part series on major international issues the next administration will face, including the role of international institutions, the Middle East, U.S. - Europe relations, globalization, and the rise of Asia.
Recorded Friday, April 04, 2008 at Fairmont Hotel.