Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Global Health Interdisciplinary Symposium Series


The Northwestern University Interdisciplinary Symposium, entitled Global Health Then and Now: Equality, Development and Globalization, will feature engaging, passionate experts speaking about a variety of global health-related topics, including history, innovation, corporate responsibility and policy.

Keynote Speaker

Jeffrey D. Sachs will be our event's keynote speaker. His address will also be a part of the annual Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Hollister Lecture Series. This series is sponsored by Feinberg and the Instititue for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM) and is named in honor of John Hamilcar Hollister (1824-1911), AM, MD, one of the cofounders of Northwestern's medical school.

Professor Sachs is a world-renowned professor of economics, leader in sustainable development, senior UN adviser, 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.

Learn more about Professor Sachs' contributions to the fields of economics and global health via his official website.

Panel Session Leaders