Past Programs
The Price of Civilization: Reawakening American Virtue and Prosperity
Jeffrey Sachs, Andrew Ross Sorkin (moderator)
Thu, October 6th, 2011 | 7:30 pm
(Members $12)

Event details

In the wake of the worst recession in recent history, pre-eminent economist Jeffrey Sachs argues that American capitalism will return to the brink of collapse if measures aren’t taken to fix it. Join us for this special evening as Professor Sachs, in conversation with Andrew Ross Sorkin, argues that U.S. citizens must reach a consensus on government’s role in everyday life and on their basic values, and offers a bold and ambitious plan to change our economic system.

Speakers Bio(s)

Jeffrey Sachs is the Director of The Earth Institute and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University. He is also special advisor to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the author of The Price of Civilization. Andrew Ross Sorkin (moderator) is the chief mergers and acquisitions reporter, a columnist and the editor of DealBook at The New York Times. He is the author of Too Big to Fail, which was recently adapted as a film for HBO.


Please Note Location: During the New-York Historical Society’s major renovation project (from April 2010 – November 2011) the Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series will be presented at the New York Society for Ethical Culture at 2 West 64th Street at Central Park West, unless otherwise noted.

Purchasing Tickets By Phone/In Person

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