From Intelligence Squared: “Jeffrey Sachs is one of the world’s best known development economists, a senior UN adviser and bestselling author. He has twice been named one of TIME Magazine’s 100 most influential world leaders and has been described as “probably the most important economist in the world” by the New York Times.
Now as we approach the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination, Professor Sachs comes to the Intelligence Squared stage on July 16th to discuss the themes of his new book, To Move The World: JFK’s Quest for Peace. Looking back at JFK’s final year in office he will show how Kennedy emerged from the Cuban Missile Crisis with the determination and skills to forge a new direction for the world. Drawing on a series of speeches that JFK gave, Sachs will explain how Kennedy used his gifts of oratory and persuasion – with fractious allies, hawkish Republican congressmen, dubious members of his own administration – to convince a sceptical public that cooperation between the superpowers was both realistic and necessary. And he will argue that Kennedy’s quest for peace provides a model for strong leadership and problem-solving today.”