Skip to main content

Cookies and Privacy

We use cookies to improve your experience on our website. To find out more, read our updated Cookie policy, Privacy policy and Terms & Conditions

Jeffrey D. Sachs

Jeffrey D. Sachs

Writing for PS since 1995
329 commentaries
2 videos & podcasts

Jeffrey D. Sachs, Professor of Sustainable Development and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University, is Director of Columbia’s Center for Sustainable Development and the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network. He has served as Special Adviser to three UN Secretaries-General. His books include The End of Poverty, Common Wealth, The Age of Sustainable Development, Building the New American Economy, and most recently, A New Foreign Policy: Beyond American Exceptionalism.

Sort by: Show:
  1. Liberation
    sachs335_Joe RaedleGetty Images_flags capitol Joe Raedle/Getty Images

    Liberation

    Jan 20, 2021 Jeffrey D. Sachs warns that the sense of liberation many people now feel won't endure without a historical and moral reckoning.

    76
Follow Jeffrey D. Sachs

Never miss a commentary by Jeffrey D. Sachs

  1. op_skidelsky5_Chris RatcliffeGetty Images_rhodes must fall Chris Ratcliffe/Getty Images

    History at the Barricades

    Robert Skidelsky

    Optimists might claim that the West’s current history-fueled culture war reflects an enlightened moral sensibility. What has really happened is that yesterday’s imperial victors have lost their beliefs, while former losers are full of passionate convictions about the past.

    shows why today's heated debates about the past are as much a historiographical matter as a historical one.
    7
  2. Biden inauguration Saul Loeb - Pool/Getty Images

    Biden to the Rescue?

    Tackling the COVID-19 pandemic and engineering an economic recovery are only two of the challenges facing new US President Joe Biden. Amid deep social divisions and the continued threat of right-wing extremist violence, Biden must also try to re-establish democratic political norms and restore trust in American leadership at home and abroad.

    1

Edit Newsletter Preferences

Set up Notification

To receive email updates regarding this {entity_type}, please enter your email below.

If you are not already registered, this will create a PS account for you. You should receive an activation email shortly.