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Prospects for disease control posed, April 12

Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Center for International Development and the Galen Stone Professor of International Trade at Harvard University, will present a lecture titled "Disease Control and Economic Development: Lessons from History and Future Prospects" on Thursday, April 12. It will begin at 4:15 p.m. in 300 Wallace Hall.

Sachs is currently chair of the Commission on Macroeconomics and Health of the World Health Organization and is the former director of the Harvard Institute for International Development. A research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, he recently served as a member of the International Financial Institutions Advisory Commission established by Congress.

Sachs is an economic adviser to governments in Latin America, Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, Asia and Africa. He also serves as co-chair of the advisory board of The Global Competitiveness Report, and has been a consultant to the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, and the United Nations Development Program.

His syndicated newspaper column appears in more than 50 countries around the world. He also has published more than 100 scholarly articles and has written or edited many books.

Sachs' lecture is co-sponsored by the The Woodrow Wilson School and The Center for Health and Wellbeing .

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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