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The 2019 Hubert Curien Memorial Lecture:
Eudaimonia in the 21st Century: Looking to Aristotle for New Solutions

Event Details:

  • Date:          Tuesday 19 February 2019
  • Time:          Lecture begins at 18:30    |    Pre-lecture reception at 18:00
  • Venue:       The Cyprus Institute - Events Room, 1st floor, Novel Technologies Building, Athalassa Campus
  • Speaker:    Prof. Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University; Director of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network,
                             Member of The Cyprus Institute Board of Trustees

The 2019 Hubert Curien Memorial Lecture

Eudaimonia in the 21st Century: Looking to Aristotle for New Solutions

Prof. Jeffrey Sachs
Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University; Director of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network; Member of The Cyprus Institute Board of Trustees

Tuesday
19 February 2019, 18:30
Novel Technologies Laboratory
The Cyprus Institute


Pre-lecture reception at 18:00
 

This lecture was live streamed.  You can view it on The Cyprus Institute’s YouTube Channel.  The streaming is facilitated by the CySTEM project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation program under Grant Agreement No. 667942.

About the speaker

Jeffrey SachsJeffrey D. Sachs is a world-renowned professor of economics, leader in sustainable development and senior UN advisor. He is a Professor at Columbia University and Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University. He is the Director of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network under the auspices of UN Secretary-General António Guterres, and a Commissioner of the ITU/UNESCO Broadband Commission for Development. He served as Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on the Sustainable Development Goals, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on both the Sustainable Development Goals and Millennium Development Goals, and UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan on the Millennium Development Goals. He also served as the Director of the Earth Institute from 2002 to 2016.

He is a bestselling author, and syndicated columnist whose monthly newspaper columns appear in more than 100 countries. He has twice been named among Time Magazine’s 100 most influential world leaders. He was called by the New York Times, “probably the most important economist in the world,” and by Time Magazine “the world’s best known economist.” A recent survey by The Economist Magazine ranked Professor Sachs as among the world’s three most influential living economists of the past decade. He is the co-recipient of the 2015 Blue Planet Prize, the leading global prize for environmental leadership, and many other international awards and honors.


 

The Hubert Curien Memorial Lectures

The Cyprus Institute founded the Hubert Curien Memorial Lectures Series, in honor of the late Prof. Hubert Curien (1924-2005), a Trustee of CREF and founding Chair of its International Council. Prof. Hubert Curien, a physicist, is regarded as one of the most influential scientists and science policy makers of the 20th century. After an involvement in the French resistance at the end of World War II, Hubert Curien graduated from the École Normale Supérieure. His scientific work was devoted to crystallography and he became an Assistant Professor at Paris University at the age of 27 and Professor five years later.

He worked at CNRS as the Head of Physical Sciences Division and soon after as Director General. He served as Minister for Research (in several governments under the presidency of F. Mitterrand), but he never stopped teaching during all those years. He assumed a number of leading positions within European Science: President of the European Science Foundation, President of the European Space Agency, President of the Academia Europaea, President of CERN Council, as well as in France, where he had been President of Académié des Sciences de France and in numerous science boards.

He was highly respected for his devotion to science, his openness and his generosity to people. His contribution in the planning and realization of The Cyprus Institute was pivotal and profound.

Previous Hubert Curien Memorial Lectures

2018 Dr Janez Potočnik, Former EU Commissioner for Environment & Member of The Cyprus Institute Board of Trustees
2016
Prof. Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, President of the European Research Council (ERC)
2015 Prof. Daniel Cohen, Professor of Economics at the École Normale Supérieure, at the Université de Paris-I and at the École d'économie de Paris, France
2014 Carlo Rubbia, Nobel Prize in Physics, Scientific Director IASS Potsdam, Former Director General of CERN
2012-2013 Edouard Brézin, former President of the French Academy of Sciences, Chairman of Board of Trustees of The Cyprus Institute, and Herwig Schopper, former Director General of CERN, Emeritus Trustee of The Cyprus Institute
2011 Anastasios P. Leventis, Director of the Leventis Group International Companies and Chairman of the A.G. Leventis Foundation
2010 Richard N. Cooper, Professor of International Economics, Harvard University, USA
2009 Apostolos P. Georgopoulos, Professor of Neuroscience, Neurology and Psychiatry, University of Minnesota, USA
2008 Paul Crutzen (on his behalf Jos Lelieveld), Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Emeritus Director of the Atmospheric Chemistry Division of the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Mainz, Germany, and Professor at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography of the University of California at San Diego, USA
2007 Harold Varmus, Nobel Prize in Medicine, Lewis Thomas University Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine, USA
2006 José Mariano Gago, Minister of Science and Higher Education, Portugal



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Additional Info

  • Date: Tuesday 19 February 2019
  • Time: Lecture starts: 18:30
  • Speaker: Prof. Jeffrey Sachs
  • Speaker Position: Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University; Director of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network; Member of The Cyprus Institute Board of Trustees

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