Institute for International Economic Policy

Sustainable Development Forum

Sustainable Development is emerging as the defining challenge of our generation, and it will critically require a new kind of interaction between policy and research. The Sustainable Development Forum is a series of talks by leaders in academia and in policy which will attempt to set the research agenda for sustainable development following the Rio +20 conference.

What will sustainable development entail? What are the most crucial questions we need to be asking? How should academia go about searching for answers that will actually inform real action and policy changes?


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The Global Food Challenge

March 18, 2013

  • Shenggen Fan, Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute


The Research Agenda for Sustainable Development

December 3, 2012

  • Jeffrey Sachs, Director, Earth Institute, Columbia University
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Grand Challenges for Sustainability Science

September 12, 2012

  • William Clark, Professor of International Science, Public Policy and Human Development, Harvard University; Co-director of the Sustainability Science Program, John F. Kennedy School of Government

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